The perverse impact of anti-gas ideology is becoming clear.

Recent articles


Tweets

18 July 19, 4:02pm The @IEA highlights the vital contribution #natgas is playing to reduce global emissions, particularly in #Asian na… https://t.co/WQIIxym3Lf
array(27) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Thu Jul 18 06:02:13 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1151733895265570817) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1151733895265570817" ["text"]=> string(387) "The @IEA highlights the vital contribution #natgas is playing to reduce global emissions, particularly in #Asian na… https://t.co/WQIIxym3Lf" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(43) [1]=> int(50) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(5) "Asian" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(106) [1]=> int(112) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(3) "IEA" ["name"]=> string(3) "IEA" ["id"]=> int(84679163) ["id_str"]=> string(8) "84679163" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(4) [1]=> int(8) } } } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/WQIIxym3Lf" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1151733895265570817" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["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(true) ["quoted_status_id"]=> int(1151427578986717184) ["quoted_status_id_str"]=> string(19) "1151427578986717184" ["quoted_status"]=> array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Wed Jul 17 09:45:01 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1151427578986717184) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1151427578986717184" ["text"]=> string(142) "Switching between unabated consumption of fossil fuels does not provide a long-term answer to climate change. But t… https://t.co/l5ikOPBIp1" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(0) { } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/l5ikOPBIp1" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1151427578986717184" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(54) "Buffer" ["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"]=> array(2) { ["id"]=> int(84679163) ["id_str"]=> string(8) "84679163" } ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(8) ["favorite_count"]=> int(22) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" } ["retweet_count"]=> int(1) ["favorite_count"]=> int(3) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
15 July 19, 2:37pm The #oilandgas sector says the #WA Government’s implementation plan for the independent hydraulic fracturing inquir… https://t.co/4QTwMVKalH
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Mon Jul 15 04:37:34 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1150625430463897603) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1150625430463897603" ["text"]=> string(335) "The #oilandgas sector says the #WA Government’s implementation plan for the independent hydraulic fracturing inquir… https://t.co/4QTwMVKalH" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(9) "oilandgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(4) [1]=> int(14) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(2) "WA" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(31) [1]=> int(34) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/4QTwMVKalH" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1150625430463897603" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["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(6) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
11 July 19, 2:02pm Australia’s #oilandgas industry welcomes another new domestic #natgas supply agreement to support manufacturing.… https://t.co/vzqk4rcMqS
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Thu Jul 11 04:02:47 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1149167126025924609) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1149167126025924609" ["text"]=> string(336) "Australia’s #oilandgas industry welcomes another new domestic #natgas supply agreement to support manufacturing.… https://t.co/vzqk4rcMqS" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(9) "oilandgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(12) [1]=> int(22) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(62) [1]=> int(69) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/vzqk4rcMqS" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1149167126025924609" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(114) [1]=> int(137) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["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(9) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
11 July 19, 9:43am Watch @APPEALtd chief executive Andrew McConville discuss #natgas policy on @abcnews The Business program with… https://t.co/HEICWC0Qpt
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Wed Jul 10 23:43:59 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1149101994470076416) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1149101994470076416" ["text"]=> string(377) "Watch @APPEALtd chief executive Andrew McConville discuss #natgas policy on @abcnews The Business program with… https://t.co/HEICWC0Qpt" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(58) [1]=> int(65) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["name"]=> string(5) "APPEA" ["id"]=> int(632462417) ["id_str"]=> string(9) "632462417" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(6) [1]=> int(15) } } [1]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(7) "abcnews" ["name"]=> string(8) "ABC News" ["id"]=> int(2768501) ["id_str"]=> string(7) "2768501" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(76) [1]=> int(84) } } } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/HEICWC0Qpt" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1149101994470076416" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(112) [1]=> int(135) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["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(2) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd

Natural gas is up to 70% cleaner than coal when used for energy. America’s recent boom in natural gas discoveries and use has been praised by President Obama and his Administration for not only underpinning the country’s economic recovery, but also driving greenhouse gas emissions down to levels not seen since the early 1990s.

Yet in Australia, natural gas is demonised by The Greens and other groups ideologically opposed to energy production from sources other than wind and solar.

They treat ‘possible’ pollution reduction options (natural gas) as the enemy of the ‘perfect’ (wind and solar). Their activism has made it harder for gas companies to find and develop gas supplies, and has caused renewable energy targets and subsidies to become more widespread.

And the result is becoming clearer.

The front page of today’s edition of The Australian says Queensland’s largest power generator will today announce that pro-renewable energy policies have caused it to “mothball its biggest gas-fired power station and resurrect a coal facility built in the 1980s, sparking predictions that gas-fired power plants would be withdrawn in other states.”

The article also says: “Germany is shifting back to more coal-fired electricity generation, reopening some of its dirtiest brown-coalmines that have been closed since reunification, despite having spearheaded Europe’s push into renewable energy. China has plans to add another 860 million tonnes of coal production by 2015.”

If The Greens and their fellow travellers were serious about reducing emissions, they would be pushing for the use of more natural gas – not less. What is clear, is that their blind ‘renewables or nothing’ position, is not taking them where they thought it would.