Natural gas is replacing oil, as it did coal, as the fossil fuel of choice...so we can expect future Middle East wars (or the current one in Syria perhaps?) to be fought over natural gas (pipelines and shipping lanes). The special ingredient that helps explain Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic war on Qatar Natural gas lies at the heart of the Gulf’s most acute crisis in decades. Updated by Zeeshan Aleem@ZeeshanAleemzeeshan.firstname.lastname@example.org Jul 2, 2017, 12:00pm EDT Saudi … [Read more...] about Is Natural Gas More Valuable Than Oil?
Not really, otherwise we'd see more effort on their part (or any) trying to protect the fetus while in utero from harmful chemicals and environmental toxins the mother is exposed to - and that ain't happening! Besides, if they REALLY cared about the unborn they would do "everything possible" to bring the rate of unwanted pregnancies down - and that ain't happening either!! Also, they hate women! CBO: defunding Planned Parenthood would result in thousands more unplanned … [Read more...] about Do Pro-Lifers Really Care About The Unborn?
Because he is corrupt and stupid... Donald Trump’s Fixation on Fossil Fuel Is he pushing a coal-based world order? By Michael T. KlareTwitter Yesterday 12:22 pm Smoke rises out of factories in Thailand’s Chonburi province in this February 2007 photo. (Reuters / Sukree Sukplang) That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate … [Read more...] about Why Does Trump Love Fossil Fuels So Much?
If we put 1/2 the effort into switching to 100% renewable energy as we did to build the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), we could be there in 25 years or less...IF we wanted to! Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future Eduardo Porter ECONOMIC SCENE JUNE 20, 2017 Could the entire American economy run on renewable energy alone? This may seem like an irrelevant question, given that both the White House and Congress are controlled by a party that rejects the … [Read more...] about Running The US on Renewable Energy – Reality or Pipe Dream?
Trump shows he is an idiot with a depraved indifference towards protecting public health because he wants to revive the coal industry...there is nothing positive about burning coal aside from being (relatively) cheap & easy, but from an environmental and public health perspective it is a disaster and a nightmare! Coal to solar switch could save 52,000 US lives per year Photo - Oxfam International/flickr June 5, 2017 So about those coal jobs: Turns out replacing coal with … [Read more...] about Solar vs. Coal (No Contest!)
Wow, this is a milestone! Solar will become cheaper than natural gas soon because once the shale sweet spots are gone, production levels across all shale plays will drop after the low hanging fruit is picked. Report: Utility-scale solar prices drop below $1/watt for first time By Robert Walton June 12, 2017 Dive Brief: Solar capacity additions are continuing to amass while the installed price-per-watt falls, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy … [Read more...] about Will Solar Energy Be Too Cheap To Meter?
But we already knew this... Study of oil and gas drilling finds pollution and connections to earthquakes By David Hunn June 18, 2017 Updated: June 19, 2017 10:20am Oil and gas drilling in Texas shale plays pollutes the air, erodes soil and contaminates water, while the disposal of millions of gallons of wastewater causes earthquakes, a consortium of the state's top scientists concluded. In the most comprehensive analysis of the environmental and social impacts of drilling and … [Read more...] about Yet Another Study Links Fracking To Pollution & Earthquakes
I am not sure how severe Trump's condition is...he definitely exhibits signs of paranoia, is delusional, and suffers from delusions of grandeur. Is he a sociopath or psychotic? Misdiagnosing Trump Published on June 24, 2017 Have we misdiagnosed Trump? A recent article in the Washington Post argues that Trump is more intelligent than his critics think he is. But Trump is not so much intelligent as he is sociopathic, with no moral compass, and willing to daze his opposition … [Read more...] about Trump’s Mental Health Problems
Anyone who says that a 500 ft. or 1,000 ft. setback between an oil or gas well and YOUR home is either delusional or a scam artist... Blast Backlash Hangs Over Drillers as ‘Fractivists’ Seek Limits by Alex Nussbaum June 13, 2017, 5:00 AM EDT June 13, 2017, 9:56 AM EDT Colorado explosions killed three, spurring state inspections Anadarko shares fall as investors weigh chance of higher costs Two months after a Colorado home exploded near an Anadarko … [Read more...] about How Far Is Safe?
Drillers and regulators have consistently showed a "depraved indifference" towards protecting people and the environment, and there is no sign this will change anytime soon... Fatal explosion threatens more upheaval over drilling in Colo. Mike Lee, E&E News reporter Energywire: Monday, June 12, 2017 An explosion that destroyed a home in Firestone, Colo., was linked to a gas well, shown in the foreground here. The incident has rekindled a political debate about oil and gas … [Read more...] about Buying A Home In ‘Fracking Country’ Is a HUGE Mistake!!