By Sergio Chapa, Staff writer Published 12:00 am CST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, reacts to a a bay wing hawk flying over him and fellow congressman Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican, at Mitchell Lake in October. The congressmen are part of a bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers seeking to strengthen the ties of the U.S. energy sector to Mexico even as the political battle over the border wall partially shut down the federal government less Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, reacts to a a bay wing hawk flying over him and fellow congressman Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican, at Mitchell Lake in October. The congressmen are part of a bipartisan group of ... more Photo: Josie Norris, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Photo: Josie Norris, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Bipartisan group aims to boost natural gas exports to Mexico
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jon Chesto Globe Staff December 19, 2018 With lawmakers raking the natural gas industry over the coals, this might seem like a strange time to seek support at the State House for expanded pipeline capacity.But the headlines regarding Columbia Gas’ Merrimack Valley disaster and the union lockout at National Grid don’t seem to be getting in the way.The progas Mass Coalition for Sustainable Energy continues to grow its ranks: The Neponset Valley, Cape Cod Canal, and Sandwich chambers of commerce recently joined. And pipeline operator Enbridge has hired Brian Dempsey, a former top lieutenant of House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s, to lobby on its behalf. The coalition’s primary financial backers — Enbridge, Eversource, and National Grid — don’t have a specific bill lined up. But they want to pave the way for legislation that would … [Read more...] about Natural gas industry burns for more pipeline capacity in Mass.
Advertisement Editor’s Picks Can Technology Reverse Climate Change? A Critical Look at Claims for Green Technologies This Power Plant Runs on CO2 While our June 2018 special report, “Blueprints for a Miracle,” covers many of the key sources of greenhouse gases and strategies for their mitigation, the report does not address three rather substantial sources. The production of cement—the primary component in concrete—accounts for about 5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Iron- and steelmaking contributes a similar amount [PDF]. The use of natural gas (methane) in place of oil or coal reduces carbon emissions, but methane itself is a potent greenhouse gas, and a considerable quantity leaks into the atmosphere during its production and transport. Estimates suggest that such leaks are comparable in their climate effect to those of cement production or iron- and steelmaking. Here’s a quick take on what might be done to limit … [Read more...] about Cement, Steel, and Natural Gas Are Major Greenhouse Gas Emitters, Too
By Dennis NormileMay. 2, 2018 , 5:00 PM Most of the world is turning its back on burning coal to produce electricity, but not Japan. The nation has fired up at least eight new coal power plants in the past 2 years and has plans for an additional 36 over the next decade—the biggest planned coal power expansion in any developed nation (not including China and India). And last month, the government took a key step toward locking in a national energy plan that would have coal provide 26% of Japan's electricity in 2030 and abandons a previous goal of slashing coal's share to 10%. The reversal is partly a result of the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which punctured public support for atomic energy. Critics say it also reflects the government's failure to encourage investment in renewable energy. The coal revival, they say, has alarming implications for air pollution and Japan's ability to meet its pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, which account … [Read more...] about Bucking global trends, Japan again embraces coal power
From the extraction of natural resources through final consumption, the energy ecosystem affects the lives of every American. Understanding this complex interconnected system is vitally important to building and maintaining U.S. energy dominance. Today, fossil fuels make up most of our nation’s energy mix, and as the only U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory dedicated to fossil energy (FE) research, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) plays a crucial role. The Laboratory is focused on improving the efficiency, cost, and reliability of the current coal- and gas-fired power plants while also developing and maturing new fossil energy technologies. NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy research and development (R&D) programs designed to enable domestic coal, natural gas, and oil to economically power our nation while protecting our environment. The Lab’s research is vitally important because, in addition to providing the lion’s … [Read more...] about Building a Solid Foundation for Tomorrow’s Energy Ecosystem