Hydrogen isn’t as clean as it seems: 95 percent, is produced from fossil fuels, mainly fracked gas. It’s worse than coal: emissions of both CO2 and unburned methane are 50 percent more for grey hydrogen than simply burning gas for the same quantity of energy.

Bob Howarth, The Hill, June 2021 https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/558366-hydrogen-isnt-as-clean-as-it-seems, CCS, hydrogen, fossil fuels. Also the vast majority of captured CO2 is used for enhanced oil recovery. The irony of using climate-damaging byproducts from fossil fuel production in order to extract even more fossil fuels from the ground cannot be ignored. President Biden’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council recently urged the administration to avoid investments in …

Methane is responsible for about 25% of the climate change we’re experiencing today. IEA has clarified: no new wells! For existing ones, we need an enforcement system that responds to community concerns with definitive, timely action to reduce harmful emissions.

It’s time to recommit to controlling methane emissions to combat climate change: We need urgent action to curb oil and gas pollutants that threaten our health, especially for those living closest to development. Dan Grossman, Colorado Sun, May 15, 2021. latest IEA report (confirms we need zero new fossil fuel investments to reach net zero by 2050), “It’s Time to …

Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range

Colorado has made some progress toward reducing the chemical dangerous to human health. But it will take leaning on automobiles and oil and gas producers to really move the needle. Mark Jaffe, Jun 7, 2021, Colorado Sun When it comes to oxygen, the Front Range sometimes has too much of a good thing. On many sunny, summer days the region …

Plugging Abandoned and Leaking Wells

Excerpt from https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23052021/north-dakota-orphaned-abandoned-oil-gas-wells-methane-emissions/ June 2021 by Nicholas Kusnetz, The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the nation’s unplugged wells leaked about 263,000 tons of methane in 2019, which, when compared to carbon dioxide over a 20-year period, is equivalent to the climate-warming emissions of more than 5 coal-fired power plants. The agency added that the actual figure could be significantly smaller or three …

Vermont’s home batteries take on gas power plants

Canary Media, 24 May 2021 Grid futurists anticipate a world where small-scale energy equipment scattered across homes and businesses usurps the fossil-fueled, capital-intensive plants that currently run the grid. To make this happen, all those devices need to operate as reliably as today’s centralized, utility-run infrastructure. That’s not easy, and not guaranteed. But Vermont utility Green Mountain Power just proved …

1953 Review Outlines Key Issues With Fossil Fuels: The Most Colossal Planning Failure in Human History. Rapid Shift and Attention to the Rights of Future Generations Needed.

May 2021 “War Time Footing” Said Needed to Correct Economists’ Climate Change Failings. Steve Keen, a fellow at University College London, recently told CNBC that economic forecasts predicting the potential impact of climate change have grossly underestimated the reality and delayed global recovery efforts by decades. Keen said that mainstream economists ignored scientific data and instead “made up their own …

Social costs of carbon pollution and climate damage in Colorado

This article does not take account of air pollution health costs from fossil fuel combustion, which greatly exceed the costs of production of fossil fuels and profit from them, which would indicate a rapid phase out if the public interest could prevail. ** https://coloradosun.com/2021/05/25/social-cost-of-carbon-colorado-laws/ How much damage does climate change cause in Colorado? Leaders are trying to put a price …

The health impact of having a gas stove is equivalent to having a cigarette smoker in your home. IEA: world must stop mining fossil fuels

May 19, 2021: The world must immediately stop exploiting fossil fuels in order to reach net-zero targets globally by 2050, said the International Energy Agency. The health impact of having a gas cooktop in your home is roughly equivalent to having a cigarette smoker puffing away in the corner, and accounts for about twelve per cent of childhood asthma. “It’s …

Where It’s No Longer Credible To Deny Climate Change, The Fossil Fuel Giant Puts The Focus On ‘Risk’ And Blame On Consumers, In Echo Of Tobacco Industry PR, Researchers Find

Newly published research from Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes and Harvard research associate Geoffrey Supran – the first computational study illustrating how the fossil fuel industry has encouraged and embodied AGW [anthropogenic global warming] narratives fixated on individual responsibility,” the paper says. The study used automated methods to analyze 180 ExxonMobil documents, 32 previously published internal company documents, and 76 New …