Satellite Monitoring of Big Methane Leaks Can Enable Faster Climate Improvement

Natural gas power plants only emits half of the carbon dioxide as coal power plants. However, natural gas usage can result in a lot more methane leaks and emissions. One ton of methane emissions has the same warming effect as about 86 tons of CO2 over twenty years. Above is satellite images of large methane …

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US Exported More Oil Than it Imported For the First Time in Over 70 Years

Based on preliminary data and model estimates, EIA (US Energy Information Agency) estimates that the United States exported 140,000 b/d more total crude oil and petroleum products in September than it imported; total exports exceeded imports by 550,000 b/d in October. If confirmed in survey-collected monthly data, it would be the first time the United …

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$1000 Honda Gasoline Inverter Generator is My Best Option for Multi-Day Blackouts

I am currently living in a zone with regular multi-day power outages in California. I have already experienced three multi-day power outages in the last month and will likely have another one later this week. Any time there are winds with gusts over 30-45 mph in the napa area and into the east bay of …

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Average American Family Emits Over Four Hot Air Balloon Volumes of CO2 per Year

The UN Emissions Gap Report shows that global emissions have reached another record high level of 53.5 billion tons of CO2 equivalent. Only 57 countries (representing 60 percent of global emissions) are on track to reach a peak in emissions by 2030. The Paris Agreement had the goal of keeping World temperatures at less than …

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Natural gas usage reduced US CO2 emissions but France half per person using nuclear

The Energy Information Administration provides its monthly energy report which details historical and current US energy usage and emissions. US overall emissions are below the yearly amount in 1993. Increased use of Natural Gas has cut 50% more emissions since 2005 than wind and solar power combined. EIA’s National Energy Modeling System projects that U.S. …

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Natural gas and renewables will be most of US power and US will export oil, coal and gas

Natural gas is continuing to dominate energy usage in the United States. Coal provided 60% of US electrical power 30 years ago and was still providing 50% in 2005. Coal is very competitive in certain parts of the United States, including in the coal hotbeds of Appalachia and the Powder River Basin in Montana and …

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