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Is something better than nothing?

Assuming the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimate of the industry’s methane leakage rate — 2.4 percent — is accurate, choosing to build a new gas power plant instead of a new coal plant produces immediate greenhouse emissions benefits, and that would be the case even if the leakage rate were nearly...
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Methane Emissions Far Worse Than US Estimates, But Study Concludes Natural Gas Still Better Than Coal

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (last year)

Emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas, methane, the main component of natural gas, are likely 50 percent higher than U.S. government has estimated in its official greenhouse gas inventory, says a new study that is the most compr... Read Post

EPA Restrictions Can Encourage Clean Coal

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (last year)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making the coal industry nervous with a proposed rule that would impose new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from newly constructed power plants. Will this force the coal indu... Read Post

EPA: Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production Fell 35% Since 2007

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (4 hours ago)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest draft Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows methane emissions from natural gas production have fallen substantially, a decline that supports recent research finding low leakage rates in maj... Read Post


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