Curbing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the world’s forestlands, and delivering dispatchable power to people and places around the world in desperate need of it — natural gas clearly has the potential to play a versatile role as a reliable and clean-burning energy source.
They say that 82.3 percent of statistics are made up on the spot. Watching the video released by Gasland star Josh Fox this week – cleverly titled “The Sky is Pink” — one wonders whether that figure might be in need of a slight upward adjustment.
In the second installment of the IHS CERA study, the world renowned energy experts found that, by 2015, responsible natural gas production from shale and other “tight” reservoirs will create an astounding 1.5 million jobs.
Truthland highlights a Susquehanna County, Pa. mom who travels the country seeking out the truth about Josh Fox’s claims in Gasland. She talks to experts, discusses issues with landowners, and even participates in some explosive tests of gas well casings. She asks questions, reports on what she learns and puts it all together from the perspective of a mother with the same concerns any family would have. It’s authentic. It’s educational. It’s the antidote to a very flawed Gasland.
A large, multimillion dollar organization co-headquartered in New York and California is funneling money to a thumb-on-the-scale “research” campaign aimed at trying to shut down hydraulic fracturing. But the New York Times ignored all of that in a story purportedly about how money is influencing shale research.
A new study released today shows that methane emissions from wells completed via the hydraulic fracturing process are actually 50 percent less than estimates made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.