natural gas

EPA Study: Fracking Doesn’t Contaminate Water

The EPA’s five-year project analyzed the impact of hydraulic fracturing on the water supply for human consumption. The study was mostly a compilation…

500 Eco-Friendly Food Carts Hit the Streets of New York

Five hundred "eco-friendly" food carts are going to hit the streets of New York City, but the picture is a little more complicated…

Can Philadelphians Forge an Energy Hub?

The “Philadelphia energy hub” is stuck in the promotional stage of the issue attention-cycle, in which boosters and doomsayers each try to create…

4 Reasons a National Methane Policy is Good for Business

After months of anticipation, the Obama administration last month released its new methane emissions strategy. Here are four reasons the new methane emissions…

Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Although it is touted as a bridge fuel, natural gas abundance is hurting renewable energy development and encouraging greater energy consumption, a new…

Vast Methane Cloud Confirmed Over the American Southwest

At 2,500 square miles, it is the largest concentrated area of methane emissions in the United States.

Sierra Club Takes Coal Fight to Supreme Court

Sierra Club, Ratepayers & Community Intervenors and Earthjustice are taking the New York Public Service Commission to the state Supreme Court over a…

Note to U.N. Climate Delegates: Don’t Forget Renewable Natural Gas

Natural gas critics and boosters alike are missing something important: the advent of a fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which is chemically…

Big ‘Beyond Coal’ Victory for Indianapolis Grassroots Coalition

Indianapolis Power & Light's decision to stop burning coal at its Harding Street power plant marked a big victory for residents and Power…

New Carbon Capture Plant Will Use Coal Exhaust to Get Oil From the Ground

This week, NRG announced the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture power generation plant. This commercial-scale carbon capture…

How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…

Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes Grows With Surge of Quakes in Ohio

Ohio is merely the latest place to make this connection: Other sightings on the fracking-earthquake circuit have occurred in the UK, the Netherlands,…

Report: Fugitive Emissions Cancel Out Net Climate Benefit of Natural Gas

A new report by Stanford University finds that America's natural gas system is much more leaky than previously estimated, and maybe up to…

ExxonMobil CEO Cites Fracking Concerns in Homeowner Suit

Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil’s chairman and CEO, is part of a lawsuit seeking to block construction of a 160-foot water tower adjacent to his…

Extreme Winter Weather Puts Strain on Power Systems, Lets Wind Energy Shine

The displaced polar vortex, with its frigid temperatures and strong winds, has caused energy use to soar--creating supply shortages and rising energy costs.…