Natural gas slashes USA emissions: new report

Recent articles


Tweets

15 January 19, 2:26pm #Seismic surveys have been used by the #oilandgas sector for decades in #Australian waters with no evidence of harm… https://t.co/HHygzHrCpH
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Tue Jan 15 04:26:08 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1085030349170601985) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1085030349170601985" ["text"]=> string(411) "#Seismic surveys have been used by the #oilandgas sector for decades in #Australian waters with no evidence of harm… https://t.co/HHygzHrCpH" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(3) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(7) "Seismic" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(8) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(9) "oilandgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(39) [1]=> int(49) } } [2]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(10) "Australian" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(72) [1]=> int(83) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/HHygzHrCpH" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1085030349170601985" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(66) "Twitter Web Client" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(0) ["favorite_count"]=> int(4) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
27 December 18, 1:02pm An efficient global carbon market is essential, says Australia's oil and gas industry https://t.co/GCbLVZLqWk #LNG
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Thu Dec 27 03:02:17 +0000 2018" ["id"]=> int(1078123875110596608) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1078123875110596608" ["text"]=> string(234) "An efficient global carbon market is essential, says Australia's oil and gas industry https://t.co/GCbLVZLqWk #LNG" ["truncated"]=> bool(false) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "LNG" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(110) [1]=> int(114) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/GCbLVZLqWk" ["expanded_url"]=> string(22) "https://bit.ly/2GItxgb" ["display_url"]=> string(14) "bit.ly/2GItxgb" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(86) [1]=> int(109) } } } } ["source"]=> string(66) "Twitter Web Client" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(3) ["favorite_count"]=> int(5) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
21 December 18, 1:22pm #LNG exports are vital to Australia’s economic growth and play an important role in reducing CO2 #emissions globall… https://t.co/7F7v1GtLM9
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Fri Dec 21 03:22:00 +0000 2018" ["id"]=> int(1075954509560438784) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1075954509560438784" ["text"]=> string(336) "#LNG exports are vital to Australia’s economic growth and play an important role in reducing CO2 #emissions globall… https://t.co/7F7v1GtLM9" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "LNG" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(4) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(9) "emissions" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(97) [1]=> int(107) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/7F7v1GtLM9" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1075954509560438784" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(66) "Twitter Web Client" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(2) ["favorite_count"]=> int(4) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
20 December 18, 9:22am Enter now: 2018 Environment and Safety Excellence Awards highlight #safety and #environmental excellence and reward… https://t.co/8dUPHbA3OI
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Wed Dec 19 23:22:21 +0000 2018" ["id"]=> int(1075531812682620928) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1075531812682620928" ["text"]=> string(341) "Enter now: 2018 Environment and Safety Excellence Awards highlight #safety and #environmental excellence and reward… https://t.co/8dUPHbA3OI" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "safety" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(67) [1]=> int(74) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(13) "environmental" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(79) [1]=> int(93) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/8dUPHbA3OI" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1075531812682620928" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(66) "Twitter Web Client" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(1) ["favorite_count"]=> int(1) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions continue to decline in the United States thanks to increasing use of cleaner-burning natural gas.

A new report by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirms the growing switch from coal to gas-fired electricity was the biggest contributor to a 1.7 per cent fall in US energy-related emissions last year.

The report found that while electricity generation grew by about one percent between 2005 and 2016, related carbon emissions fell by 24 percent. More than 63 per cent of that reduction is due to the shift to natural gas.

APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts said Australia should seek to emulate the success of the US in reducing its emissions through increased use of gas.

“The US has embraced natural gas and is reaping the rewards – abundant energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” Dr Roberts said.

“Here in Australia, our biggest gas users – Victoria and New South Wales – have imposed bans or restrictions on gas development even though maintaining energy security means we need more gas-fired generation, not less.

“Like the US, Australia is blessed with abundant natural gas. Unlike the US, we lack the political will to develop it.”

Dr Roberts said the financial impact of anti-gas policies was recently highlighted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which warned that Victorians were paying a 25 per cent premium for their gas due to the development ban imposed by the State Government.

The EIA report can be found here.