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Achieving the EU's climate and energy policy objectives

Lydia Woellwarth, World Pipelines Summary During the workshops, operators presented their strategies and plans to expand their gas infrastructure, which are aimed at achieving the EU's energy and climate policy objectives. The discussion on the search for optimal solutions in the long term was...


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Industry faces balancing act as Canadians demand energy expansion and climate action

Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald Summary Almost seven in 10 Canadians believe action on climate change must be a priority for the next government once the ballots have been counted in the Oct. 21 federal election. However, almost six in 10 respondents say development of the oil and natural gas...


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Gas for Climate - A path to 2050

Energy Industry Review Summary A study recently published, performed by Navigant for the Gas for Climate consortium, serves as a follow-up to their study published in 2018, including a greatly expanded scope and analysis. While achieving 100% greenhouse gas reduction requires large quantities...

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Global energy demand sees biggest increase this decade, with gas the fuel of choice: IEA

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Worldwide energy demand surged 2.3% last year , a pace the International Energy Agency said was the fastest in this decade, driven by a strong global economy and the rise in heating and cooling load. Natural gas accounted for 45% of the rise in...

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Con Ed Cuts Off New Gas Hookups in New York Suburb

Debra West, The New York Times Summary Across the suburbs north of New York City, clusters of luxury towers are rising around commuter rail stations, designed to lure young workers seeking easy access to Manhattan. In all, 16,000 apartments and condominiums are in the works in more than a...


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Mapped: Every Power Plant in the United States

Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist Summary Every year, the United States generates 4,000 million MWh of electricity from utility-scale sources. While the majority comes from fossil fuels like natural gas (32.1%) and coal (29.9%), there are also many other minor sources that feed into the...


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California gas network taps into dairy RNG

Bioenergy Insight Summary Both US-based natural gas provider Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and biogas producer Calgren announced that renewable natural gas (RNG) from Calgren’s dairy anaerobic digester is being injected into SoCalGas’ pipeline network. According to the release, the...


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If Not Natural Gas, What?

Eric Rempel, My Steinbach Summary Last week in this column I bemoaned the fact that we have become utterly, dangerously dependent on natural gas to keep us from freezing in our Canadian winter. That’s bad enough, but the key actors in the management of Canada’s natural gas reserves seem intent...


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FERC's LaFleur to step down

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Dive Brief: Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur will not seek a third term at the agency and will depart later in 2019, she announced on Twitter Thursday. LaFleur will serve out the remainder of her term until June 30, but could stay on...


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Germany considers closing coal-fired power plants by 2038

Petra Hannen, PV Magazine Summary German states with coal mining regions would receive a total of €40 billion from the federal government over 20 years for structural change under the terms of the Coal Commission's proposal, while operators of coal-fired plants would receive compensation. ...