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US Emissions Of Methane Are Considerably Higher Than Official Estimates
2014-02-14 09:20:13

Mark Golden - Stanford University The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated US methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically. Natural gas consists predominantly of methane. Even small leaks from the natural gas system are important because methane is a potent greenhouse gas – about 30 times more potent than carbon...

2014-02-06 08:22:51

Achieves Drill Bit Finding Cost of $0.42 per Mcfe PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During 2013, CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) added 1.63 Tcfe (net to CONSOL) of proved reserves through extensions and discoveries. Drilling and completion costs incurred during 2013 directly attributable to extensions and discoveries was $679.7 million. When divided by the extensions and discoveries of 1.63 Tcfe, this yields a drill bit finding and development cost of $0.42 per Mcfe. This...

2014-01-30 12:24:13

Coalition Calls for Other Philanthropies to Join Initiative WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new coalition of more than a dozen U.S. and international foundations with an asset base of nearly $2 billion announced today it will divest from fossil-fuel companies and invest in the clean energy economy. It called on other foundations to join the initiative. "Climate change affects the mission of all foundations--whether focused on environment or not," said Ellen Dorsey,...

2014-01-22 12:21:18

Benefits outweigh supposed costs by range of 50-1 to 500-1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The benefits of fossil fuel energy to society far outweigh the social costs of carbon (SCC) by a magnitude of 50 to 500 times, according to a landmark study released by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today. "It is without question or debate that our national and global societies have benefited from fossil fuels. And those benefits will continue...

2014-01-07 12:22:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- API President and CEO Jack Gerard outlined API's advocacy and messaging priorities, issued a new report, and launched a new ad campaign during his 2014 State of American Energy speech, which focused on the impact of future policy decisions on America's energy revolution. "To lead the energy policy discussion and educate the public on the game changing impact of the choices our nation faces when it comes to energy policy, API's 2014...

Methane Emissions In North America Surpass Previous Estimates
2013-11-26 05:16:45

[ Watch the Video: Methane Emission Estimates Are Lower Than They Should Be ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could be underestimating American methane emission levels by as much as 50 percent, according to new research appearing in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Carnegie Institution researchers, along with colleagues from the Lawrence Berkeley...

2013-11-13 23:19:54

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Production and Investment Forecast in Southern Africa’s Coal Mining Industry. London (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Increasing Regional and Global Demand for Energy will Stimulate Coal Production in Southern Africa This research service provides detailed and up-to-date market intelligence on the production and investment trends in the coal mining industry in Southern Africa. The Southern African region is the largest coal producing...

2013-11-08 23:01:06

The Environmental Protection Agency today is hosting a “Public Listening Session” at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, allowing the public to weigh in on the Obama administration’s “Climate Action Plan.” The plan would grant broad powers to EPA to curb the production of fossil fuels, strictly regulate coal-fired power plants, and funnel taxpayer money toward “green energy” companies. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Heartland Institute Policy Advisors...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.