Tag: greenhouse gas

RESEARCHERS: Flaring Doesn’t Always Work as Intended

Methane Might Be a Bigger Climate Problem Than Thought, Study Finds September 29, 2022 story in The New York Times by Henry Fountain: The oil industry practice of burning unwanted methane is less effective than previously assumed, scientists said Thursday, resulting in new estimates… Continue Reading “RESEARCHERS: Flaring Doesn’t Always Work as Intended”

PA DCNR Announces All Electricity Used by Agency from Renewables by 2030

On September 21, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced DCNR will produce or purchase 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | September 21, 2022 (Note: Images… Continue Reading “PA DCNR Announces All Electricity Used by Agency from Renewables by 2030”

$85 Million Effort to Stop US Petrochemical Plants

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his wealth into an effort to halt the expansion of petrochemical manufacturing in the Ohio River Valley, Texas & Louisiana. “Communities around the country are standing up to confront the petrochemical industry and defend their right to… Continue Reading “$85 Million Effort to Stop US Petrochemical Plants”

STUDY: Greenland ice sheet set to raise sea levels by nearly a foot

New research suggests the massive ice sheet is already set to lose more than 3 percent of its mass, even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases today. The story by Chris Mooney in The Washington Post on August 29, 2022 is yet another… Continue Reading “STUDY: Greenland ice sheet set to raise sea levels by nearly a foot”

Update on RGGI in PA with 2nd Quarter Report

On April 23, 2022, Pennsylvania became the 12th state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (“RGGI”). However, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has since issued an injunction against further implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). While Pennsylvania drifts between political and judicial… Continue Reading “Update on RGGI in PA with 2nd Quarter Report”

METHANE is mentioned 47-times in the 273-pages of H.R. 5376 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Here are some mentions of “methane” related to oil and gas production: DEFINITION OF GREENHOUSE GAS.—In this section, the term ‘‘greenhouse gas’’ means the air pollutants carbon dioxide, hydrofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. H. R. 5376—241 & 242 SEC. 50263. ROYALTIES… Continue Reading “METHANE is mentioned 47-times in the 273-pages of H.R. 5376 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)”

“DIVERSIFIED ENERGY: Business Model Built to Fail Appalachia”

Yesterday’s Zoom presentation by that same title was quite alarming, especially for those of us living in Pennsylvania, where Diversified Energy now owns over 22,000 oil and gas wells. Diversified actually owns more wells in the United States than Exxon, or any other oil… Continue Reading ““DIVERSIFIED ENERGY: Business Model Built to Fail Appalachia””