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Why We Need to Quit Coal

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:42 min | 1 d ago

Why We Need to Quit Coal

"In nineteen forty eight. The british politician emmanuel shin well appeal to people to avoid wasting coal. But just as i am asking the minor but a greater effort to give you the coal you need. I also asked uses fuel at work and at home to burn coal catholic and to avoid way then cole was seen as key to a prosperous future Now seen as a means to a hotter and deadlier one it accounts for nearly half of the global energy systems carbon dioxide emissions this week a united nations report laid out how coal use must be drastically reduced. If there's any hope of reaching the paris agreements target of limiting warming to one point five or two degrees above pre industrial levels the un secretary general antonio gutierrez urged the world to get rid of it. It is time to put a price on carbon to phase out fossil fuel finance and then fossil fuel subsidies to stop building new coal power plants and co power financing domestically and overseas the report this week from the united nations and a group of international climate. Researchers laid out how difficult it might be to meet of these targets. Charlotte howard is the economists energy and commodities editor. So to meet the one point five degree target coal use would have to drop by eleven percent each year for the next decade to meet two degrees would require coal demand to drop by seven percent. That's about the same decline that we are expected to see this year and twenty twenty which was really a historic bad year for coal amid a global pandemic and so that lays out just how hard it is to achieve these goals but even safe the knowledge that it is a terrible fuel. It is still widely in use right. What what is the the global picture of coal consumption look like well. This has been a really interesting year because in some ways it has eliminated both the progress being made against coal as well as illuminated. Just how tricky. It's going to be to get rid of it. In parts of the world in the west and in europe you've seen coal under consistent pressure due to this combination of factors that are mutually reinforcing from government policy which promotes renewables investors becoming increasingly wary of stranded assets and the risk of investing in coal. As well as really good alternatives to call in america this wave of natural gas that was unleashed by fracking. Helped retire a lot of coal plants and now the cost of renewables have declined by so much that in most of the west new solar new wind is actually less expensive than coal from existing. Coal fired power plants so caused really struggling to compete. And the question is how you can start to drive down coal and other parts of the world where it continues to grow if co falls in the west but rises in asia which already counts for three quarters of coal consumption. You're gonna blaze right past the goals of the paris. Climate agreement and yet the question around fossil fuels more generally has been developing economies can essentially catch up to the west without making those same mistakes while while the west is taking. Its foot off the gas as it were. It's worth remembering that american europe. Of course their own economic development was powered by coal and that even now coal consumption per person in india which is the world's second largest coal consumer is less than half the coal consumption per person in america. And so there's this question of. Why should we limit our own economic growth and limit access to a cheap and reliable form of electric city and so you see countries starting to reckon with this trying to find ways both to meet their climate targets as well as continued to support rapid growth. But you say that. Asia is sort of central to to this equation and yet even china for example is is making very ambitious promises about zero carbon output. That's right you saw decision. Paying set out a goal of carbon neutrality by twenty sixty in september and that is a really big deal. China accounts for more than half of all the world's coal consumption. It is the world's largest emitter so having that level of political commitment from government that essentially controlled is very important and the question is how soon china may act to set in motion plans towards limiting its emissions. There are few really key documents that are coming up. So china's five year plan will be published next year that could include a net cap on coal. Which would allow new installations of coal plants. Only as they replace older ones that are more polluting and then also by the end of december china has to make a fresh pledge to fight emissions under the terms of the paris climate agreement of two thousand fifteen. So i think we'll get some more clear direction soon but it's part to overstate just how important it is to think about china and coal just because of how large the emissions are will. That's the story for china. But you you said. Asia more generally is really the the big piece of this puzzle. Some of the forces that are helping to drive down coal in the west don't fully apply in asia and that's largely because of the degree of government intervention. Obviously in china you have state backed coal companies elsewhere in asia to you have governments that are involved either and owning national electricity companies in india coal. India limited is the state-backed coal company. That is the world's largest coal miner. There's a very difficult political challenge. Which is that. The interests of the state and the interests of the coal industry are very closely intertwined and so even when private capital begins to fall away from coal you can have public support for it and that means that it can be more challenging to make this transition. That in parts of america are parts of europe so with all that in mind then. What prospects do you think for reaching the targets that are laid out in this week's u report. I think there are a few really promising things that have happened. One is just this extraordinary decline of coal fired. Power in the west shows that it is possible. Five years ago. Coal accounted for about a third of britain's electricity generation and in the second quarter of this year accounted for zero point five percent. The other thing is that in the five years since the paris agreement you seen real progress on a number of levels you've seen market forces evolved such that renewables really are competitive in much of the world. Even some middle income countries like indonesia where coal is still technically cheaper than renewables. You've also seen a really big ramp up in commitment from global leaders not just xi jinping but india's government has set very aggressive targets for renewables. Of course you have now. In the form of joe biden someone who really views climate as a key part of his presidency. He signalled his commitment to fighting climate. Change the appointment of john. Kerry's climates are and. I think that having the person who was america's seniormost diplomat a secretary of state during barack obama's presidency is important signaling to the world that a new round of leadership on climate is coming and one of the most important tasks in thinking about climate. Diplomacy is how to encourage this shift away from coal and that includes how to support those who suffer from the shift the workers of course also some of the patients that have vested interests in call.

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The Latest News On The War In Yemen

Monocle 24: The Briefing

09:14 min | Last week

The Latest News On The War In Yemen

"War in yemen has been one of the grimmer stories unfolding anywhere on earth for roughly six years now for most of that time it has struggled fool widespread and much more so this year as the rest of the world was preoccupied with the obvious. One of the reasons that yemen has been under reported is that it has been difficult and dangerous to report from monocle. Twenty-fourth beirut correspondent. Leyla moulana alone has recently been to yemen and joins me now a layla. First of all the logistics at this point of getting in and out of yemen. How do you do it. The logistics arch freaky and there are multiple ways now. there awesome flights operating into yemen. And on the way in the way it was done. was through cairo's flying into cairo. And then going into an applet. Who'd you in the south now the flights of neuron a few times a week. They don't necessarily ron time. All hugely overbooked. Of course with people want to go on another extremely expensive as what happened with us. Was that when we lost one can can you then looking out as well because these flights are constantly moving. So it's very unsure when you go in how exactly oh gutting be able to get out and in all case We had to change into a land route option and dry options country which took days because the flights simply went operational on the way out so not necessarily the stable of travel. Itinerary will clearly once in yemen which parts of it. Were you actually able to see so. I was in shabwah. Governorate which is in the south is traditionally very Very tribal governor. At and at the moment it's now the only southern governor this fact compete under the control of the central government it was until the end of two thousand and nineteen ponti occupied by the some transitional council which is the nutritional southern separatists of southern yemen. But they were pushed out at the end of two thousand and nineteen alongside the shabani elite forces which were essentially local mercenaries hired and backed by the united arab emirates. Who of fighting that. They had been fighting against al qaeda terrorists forces that they will push out the two thousand eighteen so it is now backsitting under government control but of course at still a lot of controls over the different parties that some things. That isn't the right decision. So in that part of yemen is life relatively stable and peaceful on the one hand is driving around the capital city act. They're all going up. There are shop opening people walking around. That does seem to be a bishop. Prosperity come back and stuff. People was antony there were jobs hidden now. We can't find jobs in other areas with coming his to work so in on that side of things know that building tourist complex building hotels that very hopeful that the level of stability having now even things like went scoreless Address the that level of civility means that they will have increasing prosperity. The problem of course is firstly that the country as many said to me is still seen as water but also there are a lot of problems with stability they currently have posited is because there is oil. it's one of the three governorates that has a lot of oil in yemen and the governor has made a deal with the central government that they get a twenty percent cut. That goes straight to the governor at so they can invest in rebuilding infrastructure analytical houses in the governor at. That's a great deal. But a lot of people in southfield they should be getting even more not so much of it should be going to the central government that trying to encourage more western oil companies to come back in as also lots of liquid natural gas that the moment there is just one australian oil company functioning on The moment there is just one austrian oil company who is currently can shop. Hope that increase was fired. You enjoy -tunities Very unstable as i say with the political situation still going around. They're all active. Frontlines from the nearest one is in marriage to the north. That's fine with the season is also still frontlines. The southern traditional council as well given everything you've said about life in shaw born those soins reasonably encouraging signs of some sort of return to normality. Does it feel like the government is itself a self contained country at this point. Is there much talk about trying to put yemen back together. So this is the big question with some people are saying shove what is the example of how of federalist yemen could work. You know in which the different governorates level tournament. A certain amount of money to run that own concerns are loyal to a central government and of course contribute troops to a central government. Which is what's currently happening. Lots of shift one young men going and fighting own the nearest frontline that the government has up in a way in tons for its relationship that they have on say. The governor is a loyal to central. Government has a good working relationship barron which she has been given this level of autonomous theoretically that is hopeful future. The problem is that people are fighting for different reasons. This is something people kept saying to me that you know there are some people who had the interest of the money interest of the oil. The pool of calls many people saying that the uae and the arabia of that those reasons. But then you've got some transitional council bay come from a long line of people who believe that the south of the. Nfl is completely different from the nose. Should be united and shouldn't be wrong from the north which causes where at the central government is based although i should say that most of the people who make up the central government actually are outside the country right now because he ended so constantly moving on stable But seth me they're southerners new feel wouldn't at shouldn't be enrolled in the as the south bend. Of course you have. The who fees. Who are the shiite iran backed militia. Who are still fighting in. How occupied a lot of the north of the moment. They are running at sanaa city at the moment still and they of course flight final ideology and copy one of my money as many people said to me that it's not just about these business relationships on the national resources so while the idea the united yemen too. Many people is hugely appealing. And so many people that saying can you with retired war. We want peace. We want elections. We just want to get on with our lives and have yemen stop being associated with the idea of this ongoing horrific war which the united nations is called the greatest humanitarian crisis currently in the world but whether or not that's realistic the number of political issues currently butting up against each other both in tunnel and the proxy wars being fooled by international powers is is another question is obviously not short of problems but it was also burden this year as every country on earth walls by the covid nineteen pandemic. Were you able to get much sense of how that has affected life in yemen or how yemen with the resources it has has been able to handle it so the area i was in has extreme yellow covid figures at least in tons of what's being counted now going in i thought perhaps they simply aren't being counted all covered up in some way. One of the arguments is of course. It doesn't really make sense for the government to be covering up coach. Vic is because it's one way of them getting access to aid. Amy because so much aid money to other projects has been coastal this year because it will bring directed towards codex but in the area. I was in shock whistle. The numbers are extremely loads. They do have a new testing center in the capital of. Its just couple of months old. That's incompletely funded and built by the saudis very center. It isn't getting much use because they don't seem to be that many people coming in now elsewhere in yemen. The problem has been much worse. Part of the reason might be that there is not that much movement in the south. Where's the north in ogden. In saana a further away from that is a lot of moving there and we. Stephanie seen horrific numbers of people really struggling particularly ibp comps. Where who's it spreads wildfire. Now i did meet with several people who said that in the prisons. The situation is getting much worse as well. I spoke a couple of prisoners families who said that they the dominant co code in prison and the conditions were horrendous. They were not being freed Unlike many prisons seeing around the world who've been given a thorough from prison while the coronavirus has been spreading shouts great concern. The big problem really is as i say. That was not much of it to be seen at the moment. But the very worried about Of course we know that in the summer does seeing that the transmission. I'll in the winter. Once that construe immune systems are the health service simply The local hospital is absolutely overwhelmed. Ready mary i was having a den. Gay deng massive outbreak which is affecting a lot of young children in particular from the rural areas. You have to travel hundreds of kilometers to get to the hospital. So although right now where i was as i say not that big a problem if it does hit in the winter and docs saying they're concerned about that. It would be really really devastating. The muslim needs right now. Layla milana allen in beirut. Thanks for joining us.

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Boris Johnson says Britain needs its own Green New Deal

FT Politics

08:07 min | Last week

Boris Johnson says Britain needs its own Green New Deal

"Boris johnson has always been keen to burn it his green credentials and put tackling climate. Change at the front of his government's. Agenda is done so again this week setting out a long-awaited plan to make the uk a world leader in green technology as with most government announcements. However that will plenty of spending commitments already made being re announced but the most auden criticism came from the tories who said it goes against. The party's new electoral base and could cost them votes but business secretary. Alex chama rejected this notion. This is about leveling up across our country. We're talking about twelve billion pounds and he has around. Four billion pounds of this is new money. Other money is money that's been pledged previously on deed lost budget in in in march Book very importantly This billion pounds will help to bring in three times as much in terms of private sector money and supporting create two hundred and fifty thousand jobs but the have been some critics of this plan arguing that it really doesn't go far enough. The shuttle business sexually. Ed milliband made this point. There is an urgency. That isn't enough ambition. That isn't a real plan. He's got to do better in all of our interests that he does better. We will keep pushing the government on ambition on jobs on appropriate plan to rise to the scale of the climate emergency. We face chimp. Let's begin with this. Ten point plan of boys. Johnson set out in article in the financial times. In fact what did you make of it and how much of it was new money and new policy okay so this was a very long awaited announcement. They were meant to originally Back in the summer and it slipped because of pressures on number ten prime minister announced twelve billion pounds states investment program when you went through the numbers at ten about three billion pounds this new at included five hundred million hydrogen one billion pounds insulation three hundred million pounds for nuclear industry. I think what was interesting even if the money was pretty small. Change when you compare it said of the countries like franz chemmy refute these comparisons jeremy kuban late manifesto prince lansing which lici tuten sums of hundreds of billions of pounds of buried money. Guns was agreement. Deo i think it's still a political moment because as always this tension between people saying let's go green other Saying it will damage economy People in cost known areas concerned type. Slutty jim republic who worry about paying extra tax also green initiatives ambrose johnson especially saying worry we can. Tiny's these things together. We make sure. Green economic growth happens in some of the left behind redwood areas and talking about place humble months for over northeast. police o'clock. It's wonderful to have you on the podcast. What were your thoughts. When you saw this announcement here because johnson has talked a lot about green policy arisons locked summer but it fuses if that rhetoric has increase as jim said that is new money on some new policies to go with it to there is a but by i know about this was a. It's brilliant. Hear a british conservative prime minister coming up with a plan like this. Because although we've had david cameron promising the government ever and then we had theresa may actually legislating for a net zero twenty fifty which was very pioneering for a country the size of britain at the time. The thing is. We really haven't seen a prime minister set out in a speech or in a plan like this thing as visionary really and it is a great vision. Unfortunately it's really not matched by detailed plans and considering that a large chunk of it is dependent on trying to mobilize private investor capital. I'm just concerned that it's really not going to make. Investors are not going to invest unless they see the detailed policy until they know what the shape of any sort of regulatory framework has got to look like really not going to get people plowing in at the rate needed to fulfill this and when it comes to actually meeting that net zero goal twenty fifty. It's really not on track to do that. Unfortunately the classic example about chocolate changing which is provided uncertainty from best is if you look at one of the atoms. Boris johnson announcement which was carbon capture storage. Which is basically succour Boats on you bury it. The browns the tools boom cameron government promised been impounds towards that twenty fifteen a group of plug on that money or johnston's done this year's he promised eight hundred pounds in the spring budget yet. Another challenge main pounds this week. Hey presto Where we were five years ago with basically almost leg progress on cca. Yeah that's exactly. It had this sort of crisis. Feel about it really. Is you know god. We've got to do something on climate. Okay what do we do on electric cars. Oh i know will bring the target ford. That's actually relatively easy to do. It's important but unless it's matched by holocene setting out how people are going to be able to buy more electric cars and how the rollout of the charging infrastructure is going to work. You know it's really difficult to see how it works. I expected a guest to say something a little more meditative parts of this plan on you when it comes to the targets for making sure that new homes not built with natural gas boilers in them. For example you know that's really quite important. And of course at target itself has been brought forward slightly from twenty five to twenty twenty three at same these support for hydrogen also important but again. You look at what germany's doing in its recovery plan. It's got around. Forty forty billion set aside for electric cars renewable energy and so forth and france around thirty billion euros set aside nine billion of that is for hydrogen renewables alone so compared to that. The u k plan does look a little small were jim. This is one thing critics of picked up on the plan. Even who is labour's shadow. Business secretary has said it doesn't remotely meet the scale of what is needed. I think greenpeace charity have said similar things to all those criticisms fad. You because when it comes to government spending you can always make the case you should be spending more doing more radical things and as please note. This is a conservative government. This is not natural territory. Full them yet. But i think the first point to make our show on the business sexually set on the radio. This is a down payment but that will be more. Fiscal events is quite possible than the spending review. The we see next week that could be more money for example nuclear. They could say they're gonna stop negotiation sizewell c Pass station which would of course involve more money. And i think as well now. He's talking about how these provides whole sums compared to labor government beginning right now the thing to remember Tackle climate change isn't just about state. Money is also about regulation so of course the bundle twenty fifty borrowing in new pets from these laws as an example of wet government does not have to spend the money it can regulate and things happen and so many of these decisions of stems from theresa. May's decision donning moments of her administration commit twenty-fifty net zero target. Only kind of off the thought. She the mohanchris coop suasion joyfulness. She bandied about it even now known. Would think theresa may is great green ahead and yet she took this decision from which all sorts of future decisions have the stem. But i think to remember names of bishops is very seats. Promotional world where Christie is coming from fossil fuels. Were kind of on talking for. I think you have to remember that. The british energy system like any other system But also transport system unfairly household energy or freeways needs to be decarbonised. And i remember whether we're on track to do that. Speed that needs to

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Boris Johnson says Britain needs its own Green New Deal

FT Politics

08:07 min | Last week

Boris Johnson says Britain needs its own Green New Deal

"Boris johnson has always been keen to burn it his green credentials and put tackling climate. Change at the front of his government's. Agenda is done so again this week setting out a long-awaited plan to make the uk a world leader in green technology as with most government announcements. However that will plenty of spending commitments already made being re announced but the most auden criticism came from the tories who said it goes against. The party's new electoral base and could cost them votes but business secretary. Alex chama rejected this notion. This is about leveling up across our country. We're talking about twelve billion pounds and he has around. Four billion pounds of this is new money. Other money is money that's been pledged previously on deed lost budget in in in march Book very importantly This billion pounds will help to bring in three times as much in terms of private sector money and supporting create two hundred and fifty thousand jobs but the have been some critics of this plan arguing that it really doesn't go far enough. The shuttle business sexually. Ed milliband made this point. There is an urgency. That isn't enough ambition. That isn't a real plan. He's got to do better in all of our interests that he does better. We will keep pushing the government on ambition on jobs on appropriate plan to rise to the scale of the climate emergency. We face chimp. Let's begin with this. Ten point plan of boys. Johnson set out in article in the financial times. In fact what did you make of it and how much of it was new money and new policy okay so this was a very long awaited announcement. They were meant to originally Back in the summer and it slipped because of pressures on number ten prime minister announced twelve billion pounds states investment program when you went through the numbers at ten about three billion pounds this new at included five hundred million hydrogen one billion pounds insulation three hundred million pounds for nuclear industry. I think what was interesting even if the money was pretty small. Change when you compare it said of the countries like franz chemmy refute these comparisons jeremy kuban late manifesto prince lansing which lici tuten sums of hundreds of billions of pounds of buried money. Guns was agreement. Deo i think it's still a political moment because as always this tension between people saying let's go green other Saying it will damage economy People in cost known areas concerned type. Slutty jim republic who worry about paying extra tax also green initiatives ambrose johnson especially saying worry we can. Tiny's these things together. We make sure. Green economic growth happens in some of the left behind redwood areas and talking about place humble months for over northeast. police o'clock. It's wonderful to have you on the podcast. What were your thoughts. When you saw this announcement here because johnson has talked a lot about green policy arisons locked summer but it fuses if that rhetoric has increase as jim said that is new money on some new policies to go with it to there is a but by i know about this was a. It's brilliant. Hear a british conservative prime minister coming up with a plan like this. Because although we've had david cameron promising the government ever and then we had theresa may actually legislating for a net zero twenty fifty which was very pioneering for a country the size of britain at the time. The thing is. We really haven't seen a prime minister set out in a speech or in a plan like this thing as visionary really and it is a great vision. Unfortunately it's really not matched by detailed plans and considering that a large chunk of it is dependent on trying to mobilize private investor capital. I'm just concerned that it's really not going to make. Investors are not going to invest unless they see the detailed policy until they know what the shape of any sort of regulatory framework has got to look like really not going to get people plowing in at the rate needed to fulfill this and when it comes to actually meeting that net zero goal twenty fifty. It's really not on track to do that. Unfortunately the classic example about chocolate changing which is provided uncertainty from best is if you look at one of the atoms. Boris johnson announcement which was carbon capture storage. Which is basically succour Boats on you bury it. The browns the tools boom cameron government promised been impounds towards that twenty fifteen a group of plug on that money or johnston's done this year's he promised eight hundred pounds in the spring budget yet. Another challenge main pounds this week. Hey presto Where we were five years ago with basically almost leg progress on cca. Yeah that's exactly. It had this sort of crisis. Feel about it really. Is you know god. We've got to do something on climate. Okay what do we do on electric cars. Oh i know will bring the target ford. That's actually relatively easy to do. It's important but unless it's matched by holocene setting out how people are going to be able to buy more electric cars and how the rollout of the charging infrastructure is going to work. You know it's really difficult to see how it works. I expected a guest to say something a little more meditative parts of this plan on you when it comes to the targets for making sure that new homes not built with natural gas boilers in them. For example you know that's really quite important. And of course at target itself has been brought forward slightly from twenty five to twenty twenty three at same these support for hydrogen also important but again. You look at what germany's doing in its recovery plan. It's got around. Forty forty billion set aside for electric cars renewable energy and so forth and france around thirty billion euros set aside nine billion of that is for hydrogen renewables alone so compared to that. The u k plan does look a little small were jim. This is one thing critics of picked up on the plan. Even who is labour's shadow. Business secretary has said it doesn't remotely meet the scale of what is needed. I think greenpeace charity have said similar things to all those criticisms fad. You because when it comes to government spending you can always make the case you should be spending more doing more radical things and as please note. This is a conservative government. This is not natural territory. Full them yet. But i think the first point to make our show on the business sexually set on the radio. This is a down payment but that will be more. Fiscal events is quite possible than the spending review. The we see next week that could be more money for example nuclear. They could say they're gonna stop negotiation sizewell c Pass station which would of course involve more money. And i think as well now. He's talking about how these provides whole sums compared to labor government beginning right now the thing to remember Tackle climate change isn't just about state. Money is also about regulation so of course the bundle twenty fifty borrowing in new pets from these laws as an example of wet government does not have to spend the money it can regulate and things happen and so many of these decisions of stems from theresa. May's decision donning moments of her administration commit twenty-fifty net zero target. Only kind of off the thought. She the mohanchris coop suasion joyfulness. She bandied about it even now known. Would think theresa may is great green ahead and yet she took this decision from which all sorts of future decisions have the stem. But i think to remember names of bishops is very seats. Promotional world where Christie is coming from fossil fuels. Were kind of on talking for. I think you have to remember that. The british energy system like any other system But also transport system unfairly household energy or freeways needs to be decarbonised. And i remember whether we're on track to do that. Speed that needs to

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Boris Johnson Lays Out U.K. Plan To Go Carbon Neutral

FT Politics

03:05 min | Last week

Boris Johnson Lays Out U.K. Plan To Go Carbon Neutral

"Johnson has talked a lot about green policy arisons locked summer but it fuses if that rhetoric has increase as jim said that is new money on some new policies to go with it to there is a but by i know about this was a. It's brilliant. Hear a british conservative prime minister coming up with a plan like this. Because although we've had david cameron promising the government ever and then we had theresa may actually legislating for a net zero twenty fifty which was very pioneering for a country the size of britain at the time. The thing is. We really haven't seen a prime minister set out in a speech or in a plan like this thing as visionary really and it is a great vision. Unfortunately it's really not matched by detailed plans and considering that a large chunk of it is dependent on trying to mobilize private investor capital. I'm just concerned that it's really not going to make. Investors are not going to invest unless they see the detailed policy until they know what the shape of any sort of regulatory framework has got to look like really not going to get people plowing in at the rate needed to fulfill this and when it comes to actually meeting that net zero goal twenty fifty. It's really not on track to do that. Unfortunately the classic example about chocolate changing which is provided uncertainty from best is if you look at one of the atoms. Boris johnson announcement which was carbon capture storage. Which is basically succour Boats on you bury it. The browns the tools boom cameron government promised been impounds towards that twenty fifteen a group of plug on that money or johnston's done this year's he promised eight hundred pounds in the spring budget yet. Another challenge main pounds this week. Hey presto Where we were five years ago with basically almost leg progress on cca. Yeah that's exactly. It had this sort of crisis. Feel about it really. Is you know god. We've got to do something on climate. Okay what do we do on electric cars. Oh i know will bring the target ford. That's actually relatively easy to do. It's important but unless it's matched by holocene setting out how people are going to be able to buy more electric cars and how the rollout of the charging infrastructure is going to work. You know it's really difficult to see how it works. I expected a guest to say something a little more meditative parts of this plan on you when it comes to the targets for making sure that new homes not built with natural gas boilers in them. For example you know that's really quite important. And of course at target itself has been brought forward slightly from twenty five to twenty twenty three at same these support for hydrogen also important but again. You look at what germany's doing in its recovery plan. It's got around. Forty forty billion set aside for electric cars renewable energy and so forth and france around thirty billion euros set aside nine billion of that is for hydrogen renewables alone so compared to that. The u k plan does look a little

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3.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Greater New Bedford, south of Boston

Ron St. Pierre

00:16 sec | 3 weeks ago

3.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Greater New Bedford, south of Boston

"Massachusetts Fire Department is advising anybody who felt Sunday morning's earthquake in southern New England to check for potential damage. Fire Department also says Make sure to have a working carbon monoxide detector after one resident in the city reported natural gas odors and some chimney damage.

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Tennessee Gas and contractor to pay $800,000 in penalties, repairs over controversial natural gas project

WBZ Afternoon News

00:42 sec | Last month

Tennessee Gas and contractor to pay $800,000 in penalties, repairs over controversial natural gas project

"Gas pipeline company, along with one of its contractors, now agreeing to shell out 300 grand and a brand new settlement with the state of Massachusetts. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is a subsidiary of Kingdom Morgan and they're settling allegations they violated environmental protection laws. Back in 2017. They were constructing a natural gas pipeline in the oldest state forest. I also have to pay out another half million dollars to repair a stretch of road in Santa's field that was damaged during that project. Attorney general More. Healy's office says the project damaged a vernal pool and other protected wetland resource is also discharged. 15,000 gallons of contaminated test water in the best state forest. And degraded the water quality in a cold water fishery

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Presidential Candidates Hone In On Battleground States

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01:53 min | Last month

Presidential Candidates Hone In On Battleground States

"So just two days to go until Election day and the two presidential candidates rushing around the country focusing on battleground states that could tip the balance in their favour. Joe Biden, campaigning with former President Barack Obama over the weekend, CBS's Adam Brewster in Detroit Democratic nominee Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama United on the campaign trail for the first time in 2020 on Saturday. The former president and vice president made three stops in the battleground state of Michigan. Mr. Obama won Michigan in 2008 and 2012 by significant margins, but President Trump carried the state four years ago. Polls have shown by him with a lead in Michigan. Biden will spend today campaigning in Pennsylvania. And he will be there again tomorrow. Joined by vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. She will make appearances today in Georgia and North Carolina. Former President Obama will campaign for Biden tomorrow in Atlanta and in South Florida. President Trump held multiple rallies in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania yesterday, focusing on big gatherings. In smaller cities. CBS News Campaign reporter Zachary who'd act President, Trump said he signed an executive order that would protect Pennsylvania's Fracked industry while he was was in in route route to to the the States, States, Butler Butler County County for for a a rally. rally. The The president president has has frequently frequently said said former former vice vice President President Joe Joe Biden Biden would would destroy destroy the the natural natural gas gas industry industry that that bolstered bolstered Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania's economy. Magnus said Fracking is not going to be on the chopping block for President Trump points at times, Biden spoke differently about it in the primary president's trip with four stops across the state, the last minute attempt to build support in his strongest areas as he trails of Pennsylvania polls in this last stretch, stretch, the the president president will will be be holding holding 14 14 rallies rallies between between Friday Friday and and today. today. He'll He'll hold hold rallies rallies today today in in five five different different states. states. Michigan, Michigan, Iowa, Iowa, North North Carolina, Georgia. And Florida. It is

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In Pennsylvania, Fracking and Renewables Compete for the Future

Marketplace

02:00 min | Last month

In Pennsylvania, Fracking and Renewables Compete for the Future

"Year's presidential election. As I am sure you've heard It's It's also also one one of of the the key key states states for for the the fracking fracking industry industry up up and and down down the the ballot. ballot. As As I'm I'm sure sure you you have have also also heard heard Fracking Fracking for for gas gas has has long long been been thought thought of of as as a a bridge to get us to wherever the cost of wind and solar Has made those renewables as cheap as gas and his marketplaces. Scott Song reports. A couple of new studies suggest that time may already be here. It just gets cheaper and cheaper to make solar panels and wind turbines, says analyst Marlene Metical at Deloitte. The actual cost of the components are declining, but also the efficiency. Of the technology is increasing, so the wind turbines are now becoming larger and larger, and as a result, solar and wind are now the cheapest ways to add power generation in most of the world, says a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Another report from the investment bank, Lazard says building and maintaining the solar or wind farm costs as much as keeping an existing gas plant running, all of which threatens the market for natural gas. Nico Sappho said. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, says pressure's mounting for folks in the gas business. This may be an industry that could be shrinking in 10 15 20 years so How can I be sure that my project is the one that survives? So it puts you in that mindset rather than a mindset where everything is growing their space for everyone. A typical natural gas power plant last 20 years or so bye, then wind and solar will be thriving. So some gas plants will have to shut down early, predicts Sue Tierney at the analysis group consultancy. You would expect to see disclosure statements by companies that there will be much slower utilization rates or a truncated life that's being discussed in a lot of places. Because of that, Tierney thinks a lot of money invested in the natural gas business won't be made back. I'm Scott Tongue for

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What will happen to oil & gas?

Clark Howard Show

04:36 min | Last month

What will happen to oil & gas?

"There was a strategic move specifically by the Russians to try to undermine the oil and gas industries in the United States and they. Started flooding the market with product and then the Saudis for their own reasons started flooding product in the market. And the whole idea was to try to harm the The. Energy Industry in the United States well, then corona virus came along and devastated the energy industry around the world. and. In the United States. The number of active wells has declined significantly because of that, but this is. That's all temporary and when we get our arms around corona, virus. The oil and gas industries will recover in the United States. But the long term trend is pretty clear. The sources of energy in the United States. As. Well as other places in the world or going through a massive transformation. And so. OIL AND GAS WILL TREND LINE DOWN GRADUALLY Over multiple decades, there's no politician there's no political move that any president or party could do. Oil and gas suddenly be a much bigger player or make evaporate because it is part of how we supply energy in the states and that will content and worldwide and will continue to be regardless of the advances in technology and in particular with transportation. The long term trend though is completely clear and that is the role of oil and natural gas. Or going to decline as the way we fuel vehicles going to electric possibly some with hydrogen is. It's GonNa Happen. There's nothing that's going to stop it because everything follows the money. And that is something beyond what any politician can influence take so. So we're now. In much of the world including much of the United States is the cheapest form of power that exists. And so whether a politician wants so were or not. It doesn't matter because the marketplace ultimately rules when is growing steadily, coal is shrinking and natural gas as a very important role to play. In the energy supply of the United States for industry factories and homes office buildings as well, and that will continue for years to come, but the way we get energy. Is For all types Gradually going to steadily change, and it's one of those things that can slips up on us. I think about what's going on in Australia. which had been really the home of King, Cole? And now. In the state of South Australia, if you know you're Australian geography, South Australia. Recently has been getting one hundred percent. Of. Its energy. For homes and businesses from solar. and. It's because it's the cheapest way to generate energy and in that part of Australia more than one in three homes have solar on their homes because it saves them so much money. So anytime, you talk about a big shift and how society works. It's always about following the money in our case, following the dollars and cents, and the way we produce energy and what form of energy we. Is going through a very clear transition. And it means that we have to make sure that the workers and the industries that will gradually shrink. Are. Not left stranded that they have really solid job training available for them for the jobs of the future. As the jobs of the present and the past steadily shrink.

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Energy efficiency, cleaner grid would cut carbon pollution from buildings

Climate Connections

01:12 min | Last month

Energy efficiency, cleaner grid would cut carbon pollution from buildings

"From lighting to heating and cooling buildings consume almost a third of the energy used in the US that means they produce a lot of carbon pollution. Gop Harris is with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in a recent study, he and his colleagues found that within thirty years the US building sector could cut its energy related carbon dioxide emissions by almost eighty percent over two thousand and five levels. But getting there requires major changes. One Big One is really driving energy efficiency in buildings residential and commercial. For example, high performance windows insulation can greatly reduce the need for heating and cooling. Harris says, it's also important. Have Buildings Run as much as possible on clean electricity that means shifting the grid to renewables and using that clean electricity to run systems that were previously powered by natural gas such as heating and cooling. We have to have this sort of combined strategy moving towards trinity and moving that electricity towards zero carbon sources when those happened together then we get to the point where we can actually achieve our targets and avoid dangerous levels of global warming.

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Trump and Biden debate their climate and environmental policies

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:42 min | Last month

Trump and Biden debate their climate and environmental policies

"A lot at Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close the have a transition from their own industry? Yes. It is a big statement, President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for Net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States, but even those connected to fossil fuel industry say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm. Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business, believe me. Are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30% 10 years ahead of the target that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015, a big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the bite and climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research. With the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman, with the bite and campaign says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefit of those investments go to community, the color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the effects of climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer with 3 50 actions as this's thie strongest plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of fossil fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over Of course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money

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Breaking Down Joe Biden's Plan To Make The U.S. Carbon Neutral

Environment: NPR

03:44 min | Last month

Breaking Down Joe Biden's Plan To Make The U.S. Carbon Neutral

"At Thursday's debate, there was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close the? Transition from oil minister yes. I was trying to. It is a big statement president trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe. Biden is campaigning on a plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by twenty fifty and peers. Jeff Brady has more on his two trillion dollar proposal Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy as big and complex as the United States but even those connected to fossil fuel industry. Say it. May Be Doable Scott Siegel with the energy focused law firm Bracewell says plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future one thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear commitment to additional resources to achieve these objectives which I think most people in business believe are going to be. The future anyway, the country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama Administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants about a third by twenty thirty even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule David. Doniger. IS WITH NRDC Action Fund the political arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the power sector is already undergoing. Changes have reduced their emissions by more than thirty percent ten years ahead of the target that the Obama Administration thought was aggressive in two thousand fifteen. A big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry coal fired power plants continue to go out of business replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the Biden, climate plan faces significant hurdles it relies on technologies that haven't been. Developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes four hundred billion dollars over a decade for research with the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer it includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman with the Biden campaign says, the plan also focuses on environmental justice forty percent. Of the benefits of those investments, go to communities of color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the exit climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists while Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal. It is popular especially with the left wing of his party Jenny Marino Zimmer with three fifty actions as this is the strongest plan. Yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of also feels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over the course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer time line for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and. Carbon Capture Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy lab at Tufts University and says, all this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things but the difference between listing things and getting those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need democratic congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality. Jeff Brady NPR

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How Trump And Biden Differ On Energy Policy

Environment: NPR

06:48 min | Last month

How Trump And Biden Differ On Energy Policy

"We are now just over a week away from election day although we know millions of people have already voted. But in these final few weeks, we've been focusing on some of the policy differences between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden differences that might not be so easy to discern when they're buried in the middle of campaign rhetoric or debate jobs. Right now, we're going to focus on one revealing moment during last Thursday's presidential debate when the two candidates talked about energy specifically, how should the US get and use power in the future have a transition from their own minister yes? Oh. It is a big statement because I would stop why would you do that because the oil industry pollutes significantly here so let's dig into that a bit more what other two candidates competing visions for us energy policy going forward and what are the implications per workers and the environment to help us sort this out. We've called Dino Grandoni he reports on all this for the Washington Post with us now Dino Grandoni. Thank you so much for talking with us your. Thank you for having me on. So let me just start if we can with that clip that we just played there is a divide and how these to view the future of. US Energy. So when it comes to oil, where does each one stand? Yes. So the two candidates have laid out starkly different visions for what they would like to do with the oil industry and how they would like to transition away from fossil fuels or whether or not. They would want to even do that You saw a Democratic candidate Biden pledge to move away from oil in favor of renewable energy and predicted that that kind of move will generate millions of jobs president trump by contrast says that doing that would be costly and hurt the economy and in particular would hurt the oil producing states where both men are competing for votes. Well. You've recently written that president trump has very recently tried to rebrand himself as an environmentalist which would seem like a difficult sell when his administration has rolled back countless environmental regulations over the past four years and he continues to push for oil coal and gas. So what's his pitch? Yeah, and this is a man who has spent much of his life trying to rebrand himself during various business ventures. So He Over the past year has changed his position and a few different things he has promised to fund restoration of the Great Lakes when in the past White House had proposed cutting money to do that similar story with the everglades in Florida and He is endorsed this idea planting a trillion trees around the world in order to suck carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. President trump is going to have a hard time convincing the public that he is a more environmentally friendly candidate than Joe Biden, release candidate who cares more GONNA do more to solve climate change. His administration has spent the past four years rolling back literally dozens of anti-pollution another environmental rules and that kind of reputations probably baked into the public. At this point president trump has attacked for vice president Joe Biden for what trump a radical climate plant and we do have to say this has been described as by far. The most aggressive climate and energy platform that this country has ever seen from a major party candidate. So could you just just as briefly as you can describe what are some of the key elements? So what Joe Biden wants to do is eliminate US contributions to climate change by the middle of the century and on the way they're doing. So he wants to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector in particular power plants by twenty, thirty five, both of those are very aggressive timelines and like you're saying more. Aggressive than anything any other major party candidate has ever put forward. It's in fact more aggressive in some ways than what Bernie Sanders was saying back in two thousand sixteen. So let me ask you this though how does Biden respond to the argument? That's would cost this have tremendous adverse economic impact especially in states that are necessary to for him to win I, mean, how does he respond to that cost the loss of just thousands upon thousands of jobs? Well, he says that his climate plan is also a jobs. Plan that transitioning away from fossil fuels will create millions of jobs in itself to have to install solar panels, built wind turbines. But then also all all the different sort of retrofits that his plan calls for to homes and businesses to make buildings more energy efficient. He really thinks of this as an economic plan in addition to being a plan to stop climate change or headed off at least. Well, we knew though that president trump in contrast president trump has always kind of focused on that economic impact of. This country is kind of reliance on fossil fuels and back in two thousand sixteen many people may remember he promised to reopen coal mines and to bring back coal mining jobs has that happened no that has not happened and we've seen trump talk less and less about coal in the first two state of the Union addresses. He gave he talked a lot about clean call and saving jobs but he dropped those references in the last two state of the Union addresses and we've seen coal fired power plants continue. To Shudder and call nine continue to close down during his presidency not because of any government policy. Really. But experts say it's because of economic pressure Kohl's just gotten to expensive relative to natural gas and renewable 's and what about oil I. The idea that a move away from fossil fuels from reliance on fossil fuels is increasingly popular with the public. I mean, the polls make that clear but apart from that are the economics driving oil to face a similar fate, a colleague of yours reported last month, for example. That British Petroleum VP has come out publicly and said it is shrinking it's oil and gas business and investing in wind and solar. So are sort of economic imperatives or whatever public policy imperatives regardless of what president trump sort of perspective on this are they driving in that direction anyway. So during the pandemic at least in the short term, the oil industry has been hit particularly hard as people driving fly less. There's a lot less demand for oil and that has caused a lot of oil companies to have to. Lay off people and even have to declare bankruptcy in this country that said, there are some experts who do think that oil is going to go the way of coal right now, electric vehicles. There aren't that many being used relative to the entire auto market in the United States, but there's this expectation that adoption of electric vehicles is going to pick up and that's going to really eat into the petroleum business because most of the petroleum in this country is used towards transportation field towards the gas tank in your car. That is Dino Grandoni. He is an energy and environmental policy report with the Washington. Post Dina Grandoni thank you so much for talking to us. Thank you for having me

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"natural gas" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:16 min | Last month

"natural gas" Discussed on KTRH

"So the big money in the United States is banking on natural gas and what we talk about big money. There's no bigger money than Warren Buffett and he's banking big on natural gas. So If we see natural gas climb from a dollar 52 $7 PER m c F. I mean, that's a huge, huge move. Okay, So you're talking about more than three times the price for a commodity that if I own a nice natural gas field, it just so happens we just bought a nice natural gas field. That has a bunch of potential higher up in the current. Well, boars. OK, so I drill a well to 8000 ft and as a natural gas Zone from 14,500. And then it has a shell break. And then it has his own from 16,500, and it has a shell break, and then it has a third. 18,500 once I produced the 9000 and 9500 in all, I guess we start with the lowest package of sayings first. Deplete those over 10 or 20 years. I come up to the next packages sayings higher in the well bore. It's like drilling of brand new. Well, except that you don't have to pay for drilling the well to get the results of our brand new. Well, okay, so It's like, you know, all of a sudden I have the productivity's and therefore will not talk about product Vivian Natural Gas production that can be translated into Dollars and cents at $3 on M C F and a good Well, You're making money. Hand over fist. So have you got 1000 m cf today? Well, $3, you're making 3000. Dollars a day. Yes, he had 2000 M cf today. 6000 you got 3000 M cf today, almost 10,000. And if you have any old with it, like the zones were looking at have also oil so you could be looking at 15,000. Dollars a day in revenue in an existing field and wells that's already been drill, so the expiration risk is taking out of it. So the early risk is the.

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Fracking can harm human health, physicians group warns

Climate Connections

01:12 min | Last month

Fracking can harm human health, physicians group warns

"About. Two decades ago natural gas production in the US began to boom largely because of the growth of fracking a technique for extracting large volumes of gas from deep underground burning. Natural Gas produces less carbon pollution and releases fewer harmful particles to the air. Then burning coal but Barbara Gottlieb of the nonprofit Physicians for social, responsibility says fracking is not without its own consequences for human health. She says, the process can emit toxic pollution such as benzene formaldehyde into water and the air, and there's a growing body of research associate active fracking sites with a range of symptoms from headaches too premature birth. That's how extreme these problems are in their terribly worrisome for health professionals. She says, the natural gas industry also contributes to health risks far beyond a fracking site methane leaks from the wells it leaks from the pipelines and compressor stations methane. A potent greenhouse gas contributes to global warming and the health risks. It causes from heat related illness to injuries and even death during extreme storms and flooding. So Physicians for social responsibility has called for a ban on fracking and a rapid transition to clean energy

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How Trump's signature issues are backfiring with the voters he needs to win

All In with Chris Hayes

05:48 min | Last month

How Trump's signature issues are backfiring with the voters he needs to win

"Are officially two weeks from the end of voting and the twenty twenty election. We don't say election to anymore because voters across the country are already mailing ballots and heading to the polls today was the first day of. Early voting in the battleground state of Wisconsin you can tell from the footage it was chilly, and yet we saw long lines at busy polling places. We're also just forty eight hours from the final big set piece event of the campaign. The last presidential debate which will go on with the rule change. The candidates microphones will be muted while their opponent gives an initial two minute answer to each topic. Of course, they made that necessary change because the president is so compulsively antisocial that he cannot abide by just the normal give and take of conversation and debate the debate. This Thursday is hugely important for president trump because when you're far down the polls as he appears to be a chance to change the trajectory. That said it is also, of course, serious risk because we saw what happened last time. I'm not here to call out his lies everybody knows he's a liar but you I. I want to make sure. I. I WanNa make your accident. Can you let them finish her now? He doesn't know how to do that T- as. You pick. It. Be Surprised. By the wrong night at the wrong times and you agreed with Sanders. Valid is no manifesto. Mr Number two just lost the left number two. You just lost the left. You agreed with Bernie Sanders on a plan. If -solutely. Forgotten. How horrible that was my God. I put it out. My Mary. Well, that did not go over. Well, not only pulling immediately show the president lost the debate. If you look at, say the five thirty polling average that first debate on September twenty ninth and trump's coronavirus diagnosis, which, of course happened just a few days. Later they're kind of an inflection point after which he loses three more points. But here's the craziest thing during the turning the debate into this unwatchable cringe inducing boorish display actually arguably helped donald trump because keeping the focus on how just outrageously unlikable the president is is better than focusing on his actual policy positions as compared to Joe. Biden because he is even further behind on the issues. I, mean keep in mind. This is a very divided country right now we know that we know that polarization pretty much rules everything around us, and so a lot of the time when you ask voters about any specific issue, the results basically converge on whether or not you like Donald Trump right? And that is why this new pulling out today from New York, times colleges so striking. They asked voters about a whole bunch of issues. Some that are major news stories right now like for instance, another covert rescue package on that the polling shows an incredible national consensus in favor of a new two trillion dollar stimulus. Now, that comes as we learned today that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the White House not to agree we deal was speaker Nancy Pelosi out the election because he's concerned about dividing his Republican conference. Voters overwhelmingly support a mask mandate fifty, nine to thirty, nine percent after watching the president who of course discounted the masks for months and made fun of people wore them fall ill with the corona virus and spend three days in the hospital. The Obama Administration, signature, legislative achievement, the affordable care act, which, of course. Trump back. Lawsuit is attempting to destroy right now in the Spring Gordon arguments week after election day that also comes out ahead of fifty five to forty. As does Joe Biden's current platform his plan to add a public health insurance option it would auto enroll people into it if they didn't have insurance and that has a whopping sixty, seven percent of voter support again. Twenty, five percent oppose those are big big spreads then. There are the issues that are less front of mine right now or at least getting less covers the climate crisis, for example. It's not exactly the top issue among national political talkers. The moment were really either the campaigns, and that's somewhat understandable the pandemic and the resulting economic devastation and yet. When you ask voters if they think a Biden administration should invest two trillion dollars in clean energy and other ways to help reduce the effects of climate change and reduce carbon emissions by a margin of forty points. They see s forty points on these signature tent pole. Climate Plan of the behind campaign in a country polarized is remarkable. Remember in the past debates, it was very clear that both trump and pence thought that fracking was going to be one of their best issues. It was like their their secret weapon I mean they were just talking of love fracking Americans love fracking. Let's FRAC every last Frankel Incheon this fracking country and it even put Joe Biden Kamla Harrison the defensive promising over and over that they book well, we don't have a thing with we're not gonna Ban fracking everyone knows fracking obviously track. Well, when it comes down to it, it's not even true. It's a wash. Voters are evenly split on one of the trump campaign's best issues thing they think is their wedge. No the fracking debate is actually largely about one crucial state Pennsylvania, where natural gases they may traders she but guess what a majority of registered voters in Pennsylvania oppose fracking according to CBS new Newspoll over the summer. So Donald Trump's ongoing negligent malignant incompetent managing the pandemic the disastrous conditions that the country eight million people fall into poverty and trump's personal odious nece are obviously the big things driving much of this campaign.

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Climate Change Is A Top Campaign Issue  At Least For Democrats

Environment: NPR

06:54 min | Last month

Climate Change Is A Top Campaign Issue At Least For Democrats

"This year climate change is a top campaign issue at least for Democrats. Yesterday, we looked at president trump's record. On the issue today, we'll explore toe Biden's plan, which is the most ambitious climate proposal. Any presidential candidate has ever laid out. We've got NPR's Nathan rods and NPR's Jeff Brady both of our climate team with us. Hi, guys good morning. So. Let's just the obviously our Joe Biden and Donald Trump do not exactly agree on climate? Change. Absolutely yeah I think that's a fair way to put it. President trump repeatedly rejects climate science and generally he depicts regulations to address climate. Change is bad for the economy and bad for jobs Joe Biden calls climate change existential threat to our health, our economy, our national security, the whole thing but he's also trying to frame it right now as an opportunity you know when? Donald. Trump thinks about climate change he thinks hoax. When I think about I think jobs. Good paying union opposite put. To work. Building a stronger more. Climate resilient nation I mean nate. That sounds great. But has he laid out a plan for how he would actually make that happen. Yes, and it is a lot Hewitt invest money for one climate. Change is part of his economic recovery plan for the pandemic. But he's also says he'll do executive actions right? Other Gate. He says he's GONNA re enter the Paris climate agreement and put the US back in the global climate conversation He's talking about conserving land for biodiversity stopping offshore drilling in the Arctic. Methane from existing oil and gas tell me when you want me to stop. But he's also putting money towards climate adaptation measures to make communities more resilient to sea level rise flooding hurricanes fires. You know the type of things we've experienced over the last few months and he's also promising massive investments in green energy and infrastructure. This is where the. Jobs part of what he's promising comes in. So that means more solar more wind high speed rail, electric car chargers all with the goal of zeroing out carbon pollution from our electrical sector by twenty, thirty five and making the country carbon neutral. So it's contributing anymore to climate change by twenty fifty. And I mean I know a lot of campaigns I mean the rhetoric is aspirational, right but even so I mean by twenty fifty shifting the entire US economy to be carbon neutral to sounds like a massive undertaking is he going to be able to accomplish that Jeff? You know most of the experts I've talked with thinking is possible. The plan includes a lot of executive actions. The Biden says, he would take right away some of the nature mentioned. It also this plan requires new laws passed by Congress to create policies for meeting that overall goal. Now, that's going to require a democratic majority in the Senate most likely I talked with Scott Siegel. He's a partner with the law firm Bracewell, which represents a lot of energy clients including fossil fuel companies, and you can imagine that they have a lot at stake care. He thinks guidance climate plan is realistic. He says, it includes both regulations and incentives for people. In Industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and I think when a plan has both and doesn't rely only on the carrot or the stick, it's a sign of maturity in approaching these issues. Siegel likes that it leaves room for some fossil fuels with carbon offsets and capture, and he points out that the electric power sector is already on its way to meeting that interim 2035 call some of those companies in utilities are setting net zero carbon goals all on their own. Yeah, and that's an important point. I talked to Karl Frisch who worked at the US Department of Energy under three administrations including trump's she's now at the Rocky Mountain Institute you know and I asked her if she thinks it could all be done by Biden alone if he gets elected. No. So to get where we need to go on climate in the United States to reduce emissions and build a sustainable economy, it takes action by the executive branch action by Congress. And action by state leaders, city leaders, business leaders on the ground, and she says, you know a lot of these actions are already happening at the local level. So a Biden administration would be smart to try to build on that existing momentum. So something we hear president trump attack Joe Biden on a lot is fracking fracking for natural gas. The president alleging that Joe Biden wants to ban it. Let's just clear this up Jeff Does Joe Biden WanNa. Ban fracking. No, he doesn't want to ban fracking. He has repeatedly said that he would not ban all fracking just new fracking on federal land and when trump says that it's aimed at voters and energy producing swing states like Pennsylvania, which actually has very little federal land but that's still a point of contention for for Biden, with mini climate activists who say the country should stop all fracking and keep all fossil fuels in the ground to slow climate change. So. What about the politics of climate change you know I mean we know what the facts are that it is happening that humans have contributed to it as well. But what about the politics of climate change because we know for Republicans it's an incredibly divisive issue where do Democrats stand on Biden's proposals? Well, polling indicates a majority of registered voters in the US view climate change as a real threat to the country, and when you look at Republicans climate change is actually a lot less divisive you get. But in terms of Democrats a recent poll by Pew found that more than two-thirds of Joe Biden supporters sit climate change is very important to them. So Biden's. Plan is not as ambitious as what some Progressive Democrats want to see it is not the green new deal despite what the president repeatedly says, but it is more ambitious than what Joe Biden had initially proposed. So for example, his plan now includes an environmental justice component which would aim to address the fact that people of color are disproportionately affected by pollution climate change and have been for a long time. His plan says he'd do that by investing in disadvantaged communities pulling polluters accountable I talked to Michelle Roberts with the Environmental Justice Health Alliance about this, and she has a long history with Biden because she's actually from Delaware, his home state and she says historically. Always overly supportive when it came to dealing with polluters like dupont over communities like hers he was a Filibuster for the political economy that was running the great state of Delaware. Does that make sense BA- Roberts says she's met with Biden since and she thinks his views have a she supports him but it's going to be important. She says if he's elected to hold them accountable all the things that he's promising to do now. NPR's nate wrought and NPR's Jeff. Brady, thank you for your reporting. Thank you. Thank

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Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad

Ben Shapiro

05:10 min | Last month

Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad

"The New York Post breaks a story about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. And essentially, the story is this 100 Biden, who is in fact a crack, and I mean he is is a drug addict. He's an unsavory character. He has several hey, has had many affairs with various different Women. He's he's amassed. 100 100. Biden is just a mess is a mess of a human being. And not Joe's fault, per se. I mean, there were lots of good parents who have a message for Children. But it is Joe's fault that Joe has allowed Hunter Biden to run across the world, picking up sacks of cash by trading on his last name. And that is 100,000 has been doing for years. Right victim. Sacks of cash in China picked up sacks of cash in Ukraine, and for a long time conservatives have been focused in on 100 Biden's activities with regard to charisma. Now the original narrative with regard a breeze must breeze. My Satan is a natural gas and oil company in Ukraine, 100 was sitting on the board of the company and picking up checks for $50,000 a month despite the fact that he didn't know anything. About natural gas or oil, despite the fact that he himself was a personal mess. The only reason he was on that board is because he was related to Joe Biden. Joe Biden was then the vice president of the United States and largely in charge of Ukrainian policy. Well, Joe Biden and bragged on tape about getting one of the chief prosecutor's over in Ukraine fired He threatened with hold $1 billion in foreign aid to Ukraine until they fired this guy. Joe Biden always claimed that it had nothing to do with Hunter. This prosecutor claimed that he was about to investigate bereavement that was the company Hunter was working for. The chain has never quite been made. So there's a lot of controversy over the over whether Victor Shokhin, who was that prosecutor was actually going to prosecute charisma. There was indeed a lot of focus on Victor Shokhin is a possible corrupt figure inside Ukraine. Lot of people in Europe wanted. See Victor Show can go as the chief prosecutor in Ukraine, Biden has always claimed that his firing of victim Victor Shokhin was on the up and up. Soaking has always claimed that it was corrupt. That controversy has been out there for quite a while. What is unchallenged is that Joe Biden's family members ranging from his brother to his son, use his name in order to make money for themselves. And that does have an element of corruption to it. Now, The best that you can say about it is that Joe Biden turned a blind eye to it. Right. And this is sort of like show has argued Joe Biden has said, Well, I didn't know about it. Nobody ever did anything. Nobody ever did anything, man. Nobody. Come on, man. Come on. I never no, no. Come on. Okay, so Here's the bombshell. The New York Post reports that 100 Biden actually brokered a meaning between a Ukrainian oligarchs who was a breeze, MMA chief member and Joe Biden directly That's what one of these emails tended to suggest. So here's the story from the New York Post 100 Biden introduce his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, top executive in the Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressure government officials into Ukraine into in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who is investigating the company, according to emails obtained by the post. Never before revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that are sky and an advisor to the Board of Charisma allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17th 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the charisma board and reported salary of up to 50 grand a month. The email reads Deer hunter. Thank you for inviting me to D C and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spend some time together. It's really an honor and a pleasure. An earlier email from May 2014. Also shows are sky reportedly bereavement number three exact asking Hunter for advice on how you could use your influence on the company's behalf. A blockbuster correspondence is The New York Post reports flies in the face of Joe Biden's claim that he has never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings. It's containing a massive from of data recovered from a laptop computer. Computer was dropped off, apparently at a repair shop in Biden's home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store's owner, other material extracted from the computer, including raunchy 12 Minute video that appears to show Admitted struggling with addiction problems smoking crack. Well engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images. The customer who brought in the water damage Mac book pro for a pair never paid for the service were retrieved it or a higher drive on which its contents restored, according to the shop owner who said he tried repeatedly to contact Shop owner couldn't positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden but said that the laptop for a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after hundreds of late brother and former Delaware attorney general Photos of a devil or a federal subpoena given to the Post show that both the computer and hard drive was seized by the FBI in December after the shop's owner says he alerted the feds to their existence before turning over the gear, according to the shop owner. He made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's later Barbara Costello. Steve Bannon, the former adviser to President Trump told the post about the existence of the hard drive in late September. Giuliani provided the post with a copy of it on Sunday. Less than eight months after Bashar sky thanks Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then vice president admittedly pressure Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokhin by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev by an infamously brag to the Council on Foreign Relations. I looked at them and said I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired. You're not getting money.

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"natural gas" Discussed on American History Tellers

American History Tellers

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on American History Tellers

"Ground to try and extract natural gas yes yes i was a everything about project plowshare is pretty remarkable including the fact that there were some some detonations and of course they didn't quite go as planned you can't generate clean natural gas of the atomic explosions or at least you can't generate usable natural gas of atomic explosions but you know there was such such a deep desire to find something useful from the is devices it's understandable why the scientists wanted to find something useful in it no it does seem like something that that if people had thought more clearly about more carefully about if there had been broader public input into perhaps might have gone in a different direction so i'm thinking about your focus and career coming up through science and then into the history of science and then a focus on the cold war and i was wondering what about the cold war fascinated you so much but then it occurred to me that this was really the largest fastest biggest improvement in science we've probably ever seen up until that point yeah i mean you you put your finger on it and it wasn't just the growth in science are that the growth of scientific authority so as i mentioned that i was an undergraduate in biochemistry and this has been 90s with everybody was talking about the human genome project and so you know in the nineties islamic every week there was another story in the newspapers that scientists have found a gene for access scientists who it and found a dean for why.

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"natural gas" Discussed on WCHS

WCHS

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on WCHS

"Generation natural gas liquids storage um the storage shop just received uh a approval of a uh federal loan which is a huge part of its it's hurdles as it moves forward on and all this of course is chew fuel and and provide feedstock to her face patrick chemical industry um uh through these natural gas so i guess really i just wanted to kind of do a quick recap of of what we've talked about in the past year and when you put it all together it's it's it's exciting and it's very impressive and and that leads us to exactly where we need to be going into the session and that is pushing for policies that allow us to fully produce our oil and gas um and if we can't do that we're not going to be able to fully use sesa investment opportunity and um take advantage of all of all this long that's the sitting on top of bumped up rocking for that's fine that's very good does that's a that's a very comprehensive recap of two thousand seventeen and as you said it lays out what needs to be done in two thousand eighteen and we'll talk about the legislative agenda for the industry coming up and blake and shift the executive director of the west virginia oil and natural gas association is with us and mary beth anderson has joined us on the phone as well she's the president of the west virginia oil and natural gas association what what we'll do here will get a break in and then we'll look continued the conversation with the two ladies and and mary beth will worker into the conversation after we hear this stay with us inside shale again were prepping you four the legislative session coming up starting tomorrow we're going to hear from the governor is a state of the state address at a big part of that is going to be the future of natural gas in this state no doubt the governor will address that tomorrow night and no we'll talk about uh what the industry needs to get done in the session which starts tomorrow will look continue the conversation on inside jail after this hi i'm donna patrick and proud an watching my nieces grow play and learn is amazing but not every child gets.

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"natural gas" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"Now the that does so many heating companies there's been a strain on nev it's a great day c e even though he didn't force to see this come and now we have all the jury 'cause he opened up the drill in now and all you have government a government land now tomb and so we can steal manage the price of oil and natural gas under was summit a year of the the the west in states right now they are there and some of these people had these win meals and a solar panels will now this stuff is freeze and and knows windmills there phrase well what happened is they had to had to tell a rounded default back it back back to something of they had the default back to something fateful called electricity natural gas yep and so there's a and has been a and and in a or companies that there's been a four hundred percent jump and demand for uh for uh for for natural gas in it and nick in their from why the coal industry was something else it they were article has also sergio pass natural gas because of uh is the biggest power generator going all right now now it would if we didn't again it it you know date they want to promote all these wind meals you know they didn't think about well if it if there's no we end okay the if there's if you're got have the backup if they're still if if is cold in those areas in a freeze up we gotta a fought back to their own rules vote yes now now here's here's one thing that that you haven't heard with on predicted that you're gonna hear you noticed what the gas prices are meeting wherever somewhere route two fifty six normally in december and november the gas goals down in in in this you know reasonable it has done it more the democrats are gone or be telling you that you know because you got out of the the energy the you know you got out of the uh the global warming stuff yeah that made the gas prices go nope that what made the gas prices come up with that nonsense that you're the big serve yes it's been a big search right now is going out this is what they sent american freedom again this is i get this are we report nece from uh this is from.

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"natural gas" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of fossil fuels of seed stock i'm thinking of even refiners but particularly in the plastics and chemicals industry uh certainly the folks in the plastic space that use especially natural gas feedstock they've been benefiting for for several years for from very cheap natural gas um and i think you know i i think probably natural gas prices probably head up a little bit but i don't think anywhere close to the kinds of levels we saw a decade ago there's just too much now forgot floating around out there to to get there um and so i i think i think that's definitely a positive for them as for refiners um you know the spread that they've been able to extract from the refining process have gotten very good um over the last twelve months and stop prices for a lot of the refiners have responded really nicely i mean finding is because really the only bright spot in 2017 for energy if you look at where uh you know on on a southern history level if you look at where those dumb the different tub industry spared most of them were down mosher ages 30 seconds here last a steward diet chip administration proposing a must open almost all us coastal workers to oil drilling and i'm just curious i mean unless it's going to make financial sense these are huge investments that these firms need to do to do this just about twenty seconds should we be looking at this closely are kind of a wait and see row at this moment i got a really long term popovich and it could take a ton of money to invest in their you're going to have to do more five american promoter your profit zero anything offshore much much faster much quicker to go on her all right got a good stuff stewart glickman thank you very much head.

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"natural gas" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on The CyberWire

"And joining me once again is robert m lee he is the ceo at dragos uh robert welcome back um you know i thought we could run through some of the ices environments that tell you all deal with and when are we start with natural gas give us an idea here in the united states what is the the lay of the land with our natural gas system hausa controlled and what are the threats absolutely soaring comes natural gas it's an interesting changing point for the industry i'm for years although was still critical and important the wasn't as much national attention on because it wasn't as critical to the bulk allott electric system on as we have moved away from coal and moved more towards renewable sources we still need a quick way to be able to generate power which is natural gas and so natural gas is starting to feed the electric grid much more so now you're not a a large energy companies buying up natural gas companies which means that that national though is definitely increased there are threats that have targetted natural gas already and we i've heard about these over the years we've never seen destruction or is this rupture in as a result of an intentional attack and but of course it still something that it weighs very heavily the folks the minds especially when we start seeing the criticality the industry increase what with their sort of up against today it is a variety of over risk that the try and mitigate one of the factors for them as they do house for that traditional skater approach meaning bad very long distances right lotta pipelines now i'm very large landscape the to cover as well as very boutique and assistant gm gas compressor station long as otto pipeline is not really normal knowledge for a lot of those even in industrial control security community answer for them they're trying to reduce that risk not only the physical rats nothing's at deal with like crazy long by blinds but also in the fact that their threats can get out to those locations and it's not some easily tapped infrastructure not like the drive to every single gassed reservation and every single aspect of pipeline in store dwells.

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"natural gas" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

KKOB 770 AM

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

"Natural gas pipelines running across the regions pervian base into the gulf coast chemical plants cities and export terminals are essentially full mm now i how much of it how much and i i really don't know how much data is natural gas used for heating in certain parts of the country oh huge and so yeah i'm guessing that demand is going to you know like it always does in the winter it's gonna peak blend bed but you're actually are they say but there's plenty of room on the pipelines running south to mexico which has emerged as a major market for us producer for there's a catch much of the gas distribution infrastructure and power plants there that would by the fuel haven't been built yet right they its and it was in its always very very very costly too build out ahead build the infrastructure ahead of the demand because as some of the new vehicles came on board or were being built uh and both uh personal and and and commercial applications than you know the they started doing if you look at the natural gas retail um it's i mean it's it's very small compared to gasoline of course then beyond that to as the you know the fact that you have so much production going on in west texas that that it's just insane right now you know a lot of the major oil companies pulled out of natural gas production so though no i i don't know would you do about that problem because you've got to keep production the well i guess you would have to halt production here's problem though they're still fairly healthy demand for oil and yes um so you need to keep that production going in natural gas being the biproduct what do you do with the byproduct you're gonna have to find another buyer you're gonna have to find another way when they said they don't want to do they don't wanna be one burning it all right you can't you don't you that's the traditionally i guess that's one of the uh been one of the options and you don't want to do that because at some point it's going to have a value and that value may i mean that's a demand may may peak later this this year or may grow later this year or into 2018 in.

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"natural gas" Discussed on WCHS

WCHS

02:43 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on WCHS

"For natural gas pipeline across the regions preinvasion chemical plants cities and export terminals are essentially full mm now i how much of it how much and i i really don't know how much data is natural gas used for heating and certain parts of the country vouch and so yeah i'm guessing that demand is going to you know like it always does in the winter it's gonna peak by and begged dressy are they say but there's plenty of room on the pipelines running south to mexico which has as a major market for us producer for there a catch much of the gas distribution infrastructure from power plants there that would by the fuel haven't been built yet right and it was in its always very very very costly to build out ahead build the infrastructure ahead of the demand because as some of the new vehicles came on board or were being built uh and saw the personal and and and commercial applications you know the they started doing if you look at the natural gas retail um it's i mean it's it's very small compared to gasoline of course then beyond that to as the you know the fact that you have so much for going on in west taxes that that it's just insane right now you know a lot of the major oil companies pulled out of natural gas production so go no i i don't need you do about the problem because you've got to keep production you wild i guess you would have to halt production here's problem though gene they're still fairly healthy demand for oil and yes um so you need to keep that production going in natural gas being the biproduct what do you do with the byproduct you're gonna have to find another buyer you're going to have to find another way when they said they don't wanna do they don't want to be like burning it off right you can't you don't you that's the traditionally i guess that's one of asia's been one of the options and you don't want to do that because at some it's going to have a value and that value may i mean that a demand may may peak later this this year or may grow later this year or into 2018 in the winter and was interesting 'cause i as a positive wall street journal i'm under uh reminded of an article that they roll germany's green energy meltdown they talk about this from.

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"natural gas" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on WDRC

"Supply of natural gas at the side of our our plan there are opportunity in greece gasstorage aren't there's plenty of work to strengthen the resilience of the flow of natural gas well we need to do is take a hard look at what the vulnerabilities are the natural gas he goes power generation identify those gaps in start name a wellinformed plans nir and that's an important opportunities for strength and resilience we should look at ways to making sure that the gas system can survive attack as well run and what do we do that by having onsite places where you do liquefied natural gas lindstroem in some substantial orage you bet uh twitter match all nato down some regions made great sense also duel lars that can burn natural gas in normal times toan casas shut off there are a range of opportunities to strengthen peel resilience the united states be going after that and this new proposed rule uh air as a great toward to walk through and go after those improvements in resilience swan doctored stockton some of our nuclear fuels got a lot of discussion because niem one deal all the political implications around that but is it is it fair to say that today mirror supply even though only twenty john nationwide grid clear that we need been supply one hundred percent of our own uranium fuel domestically we have to be supply from foreign servers well there's plenty of uranium to go around that that's not the challenge right now the problem is premature retirement of perfectly perfectly good nuclear power plants job guzzler the contributions nuclear power makes two grid resilience aren't properly you'd we need to pay for that resilience in a way that continues to recognize the importance of gene national security is we can actually i'm not if i'm hearing your ride if we have nuclear power plants and i'm thinking of the ones in in new york state where there are plans i think to shut them down early is there a way to reverse that and say think of the nation and for the sake of national security we need to make sure these plant stay open and operating shafts keep him open is slightly higher caused because it's part of making sure we have enough egged uh you captured at exit we needed to sign it dollar value to their resilience od power at that nuclear plants can provide an dinner.

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"natural gas" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"China's getting them to import more liquefied natural gas from the united states one of the consequences of the fracking boom has been that a lot more natural gas prices natural gas has been produced in the us that's resulted in a much lower natural gas prices in the us and they would like to export more of that overseas i to take a step back if we could end sort of look at the president's technique here and i've seen a trend tell me if i'm missing something he tends to president trump tends to sort of chummy up to world leaders very friendly delta gothic golfing or have dinner together and then take civil sweat bottom is that part of his new sheeting strategy i think he he very much views of personal relationship is key and that their relationship between the two leaders as the crux of the negotiation and that's very different than barack obama who tended to view the circumstances as more dick and the what you would focus on but part of that is a psychological game with the other world leader trying to bring a man but still make these swipes at them as well but what's interesting as he does it when he standing next to them and you know he he just he goes to go goes after these leaders that he's he needs in each there help unimportant issues like north korean any then he ripped rips into them at a public pressconference i the only i guess he's trying to appeal to his base i don't know well i think it's partly to appeal to his base but he he does really legitimately he places a higher priority on those personal relations both in being chummy air to them then his recent predecessors but also taking more vitriolic swipes at them and more public swipes at them so immune if you're the other leader yes he's sometimes taking embarrassing swipes at you in public but he's also much chummy here with you then prior us presidents have been much more of a personal game with him we have a little less than a minute to go i just wanted to.

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"natural gas" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

KBNP AM 1410

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

"We have the natural gas storage chain it is the survey was eighty three the actual is ninety one working natural gas eighty three point three three the survey was for the actual was ninety one that was the survey and we'll get more on that in just a matter of moments as the members continue to come in meanwhile said talks pulled back from record highs after reports the north korea is preparing to launch a missile the pound jumps as the bank of england holds interest rates but signals the possibility of stimulus reduction richard clarida pemco tells bloomberg central banks have a 5050 success rate as far as he's concerned with q e and with lower interest rates wake qe low rates have work is to reflate asset prices that was the purpose is certainly delivered in terms of asset prices it really hasn't delivered so far in terms of of real wage gains okay and the numbers that i was a redeem a little bit before translated eia says us natural gas stockpiles rose ninety one billion cubic feet last week and wti crude climbed to fifty dollars a barrel for the first time since august temp and we got that information a little bit earlier let's give you the numbers as they are now as we check the markets every 15 minutes throughout the trading day west texas intermediate is actually a fifty thirty eight a barrel now that's up two point two percent was to comex gold is up a tenth of a percent thirteen twenty nine 20 an ounce the yen is it a dollar ten sixty one the eurodollar 1887 the pound the dollar 33 sixty seven the s p 500 is down a tenth of a percent down two the dow is little changed up thirteen the nasdaq is down through for percent eighteen that's a bloomberg business flash bloomberg markets continues with lisa and pam thank you so much greg jarrett will toshiba corporation these struggling at japanese conglomerate has been trying to sell its immensely valuable microchip business to a group of american and japanese buyers bain capital has emerged as the leader along with some other investors that are contributing money and now we're getting news the apple may be joining at that particular team at two veered on this business to.

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"natural gas" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Gas in the mekos shale to power the whole country for more than two years except the drillers here have to compete with drillers everywhere else and right now the maine coast has a prophet problem it's just more profitable in other areas and other states that have done direct connection to bigger markets he means overseas markets the more markets you can access the higher the prices you can charge the country's other major natural gas fields all have direct access to terminals where the gas can be converted to a liquid and shipped abroad the catch not one of these other socalled liquefied natural gas or lng terminals is located on the west coast not yet the first thing to do was we're going to permit analogy export to fill in the north west that's president trump's chief economic adviser gary cohn speaking at an international finance summit in april he's talk about the proposed jordan cove terminal in coups they oregon asian countries need a lot of natural gas more than they can supply themselves if speak of the transport time from a north with japan versus anywhere else we cheaper to haul gas from the oregon coast than say the gulf of mexico the jordan cove terminal would help the us compete with other gas exporters like australia and qatar four that asian market but a lot of people living near the site of the proposed project they're not convinced very discouraging to have to fight this thing over and over again clearance adams is a landowner in douglas county oregon seat permitting the facility falls to the federal energy regulatory commission or ferc they denied jordan coves permit last year twice once they lose this should lose period he opposes the project because a pipeline serving the terminal would have to be built right across his property and that's the reason ferc denied the permit saying it didn't justify using what's called eminent domain to force pipeline construction through private land lena moffitt is with the sierra club and she's against the project from a climate perspective she says asian countries are doubling down on renewable energy in approving more fossilfuel projects as a step backward these kinds of longterm investment new infrastructure that locks us in today expanded gas reliance are not needed still it's those very same investments in the jobs they bring that industry is using to argue for ferc reversing its decision david them with the west slow colorado oil and gas association says the.

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"natural gas" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of the original natural gas rags and had just is terrible and experience is so many other companies but he hasn't turned his back on the technical gene because he wants to do his part to clean up diesel trucks he knows there the number one cause of smog in the lapd sin or corporate goals the gets we want to be the first german fleet for the past couple months he's been working with the ports and truck manufacturer come into westport to test the latest natural gas truck driver ryan fickle is the game any paint driving that new generation truck we her at the top of this story this truck has great power i mean i have all sorts and all different weights of containers iran's just as great as all the other missiles that are driven here the natural gas vehicle industry hub signals and others will become the poster children for these new tracks rudd nights ski is the ceo of comments westport we can get a couple of these guys to say hey i drove these trucks in here's how they worked for me again i think that's better than the that robson ali 100euro house isn't so sure about that she manages the small port tracking company atlas marine she said through the entire workshop spa hunter by the natural gas companies in parts let you said the testimonials did not convince her that the organizers understood the reality of a small port trucking company like atlas marine profit margins are slann an unexpected costs to maintain trucks can be devastating we have the good intentions has to keep the air clean but financially is going to be a big burying on the combo natural gas companies have a big incentive to change her mind they provide the fuel for the trucks after all but row house is skeptical that these companies even care about the environment he didn't even have recycling she told me while pointing at all the plan patrick water bottles in the trash at the workshop if you're trying to win back people's trust details matter i'm emily garin for marketplace the mm the.

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"natural gas" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on WJR 760

"To reducing carbon emissions by more than eighty percent by 2050 very bold and ambitious plan met with a lot of favorable approval across the political spectrum you have a lot of expertise in natural gas and infrastructure let's talk about natural gas i and this the pending next this pipeline and the importance of natural gas and that pipeline to the 2050 plan shirt so again as you said were very excited about this plan to reduce carbon emissions by eighty percent bite 2050 and you're renewables will play an extremely important role in our carbon russian but so we'll natural gas natural gas produces about fifty percent of the carbon as compared to the consumption lacolle so in order to meet these goals and build these power plants are run a natural gas yes we are looking to tap into a a very large reservoir a worldclass rose war which is about three hundred miles centrally on our doorstep three hundred miles from michigan which is the utica shale and marcellus shale in ohio pennsylvania and west virginia a very important supply traditionally michigan has gotten it natura gas supplies from pipelines are thousands of miles away on the gulf of mexico the midcontinent the rockies and western canada so nexus is really the vehicle or there were investing in the connectors new and exciting supply to michigan so that supply will bring incremental gas a to michigan looked to be consumed in our power plants walls supplier gas company and it'll help keep natural gas prices and power.

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"natural gas" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Not only from hydroelectric plants not only from natural fired up for natural gasfired plants but also from the solar systems that are all over the place now batteries even at homes and businesses and while all of that was going on somebody got it a bug in their cracked that said that they needed to upgrade or rebuild these ageing nuclear up sorry these ageing natural gas plants which is which had turns out to be completely unnecessary because nobody realised in two thousand eight nine ten eleven hey wait a minute wire we using electricity less electricity than we did in two thousand eight and they doubled down on the idea that we're going to need these natural gas plants to keep up with i guess the declining need for electricity question mark so the department of water and power announced just yesterday that it's put on hold a two point two billion dollar plan that would a rebuilt several old natural gas power plants and instead is going to study the clean energy alternatives to meet our electricity demand and then the california energy commission the state is looking at maybe or as early as tomorrow getting together to talk about stopping an admiral gas project in ventura county and just allowing what would be these older probably less environmentallyfriendly natural gas facilities that have been around for thirty forty fifty and in some cases sixty years allow them to just kind of peter out let them live out their natural natural gas plant life i guess if there is a life and not replace it with anything because we have so many other things coming online solar wind more hydroelectric whatever it is and allow that to takeover now in the context of all of that governor brown is back east actually went far west to go eased and his meeting with the chinese president's xi jinping met with him yesterday.

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"natural gas" Discussed on Wall Street Oasis

Wall Street Oasis

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on Wall Street Oasis

"You know as a merchant ip right the so they dear focuses on coal and natural gas in i'd never like looked at a natural gas generating moller even a jarring while before so is the challenges like building that by myself building like a financial model for a those who technologies by myself um so authorizing the figured i mean clearly coulda you've got the job rate um but but he asked so it was having that the case that he prospered strugglig the longest aspect of that because i've i remember submitting my case study and then having like follow up my three or four fall up calls just on the case study like and didn't addle you questions about your model yet like i went through almost like line by line my god which may be i mean there's probably some punzo do that i mean again look being reprocessed for ideas hedge ones is very idiosyncratic does not like a typical process and meaning behind ula mine they wanna make sure the right the right guy now um yes so again the i was in your this fund was in la riots i it's part of kenyon capitol right it's a jointventure with kenyon capitol the big real estate y'all private equity fund okay hadron petron i'd never been la before these were calls that like six seven pm new york time on to facilitate known the time the dignty says refree in la right on the man y'all skype causing things like that night flew.

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"natural gas" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"natural gas" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Out of sight and we're looking for alternative word that discussion anymore we buried their natural gas rebury nuclear were holding down nuclear aren't why grabble when the rest of the world has all the another option why are the relegating are to impact the ever you whole yeah what will exactly or or any when's the last time new opened the nuclear plant in this country with decades right i mean it's just that remember your causing them down more than i remember opening of yeah e e exactly i mean this is the i guess that the the question is do we really want to go back to a to a time where we should feel guilty about wanting to have your houses warm to seventy degrees or you'll drive the pipelines you can't and he tried to build a pipeline nowadays and people absolutely you know crazy about the thing gets you know we're we we need to figure out ways to get energy we need to be responsible stewards i get that but why tie our hands why why would we unilaterally tire hands it makes no sense to me absolutely i think this is the perfect opportunity to reopen dialogue with other nations that a use energy at all have you why are we relegated won't were you always done on the path but to get back on board by got the number three yep yep absolutely and against and he pluck does anybody seriously think does anybody think seriously think that china know that the china is going to follow the these agreements does anybody seriously think that any of the other countries that are starting to go through these developing countries he think that they're that they're gonna follow these agreements and again it's not like it is an enforceable sort of thing why would we tie our hands why would we cripple on certain industries for this document that and at the end of the day probably isn't going to be worth the paper that it is printed on and i think that's the considerations going on my prediction is trump pulls out or alternatively like i say since the he sends the agreement over to the senate where it needs to be ratified in ever get twothirds in the senate to ratify it so it gets killed one way or the other that's not saying.

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