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Natural Gas and Reliability

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: May 8, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Full Title: Natural Gas and Reliability Author(s): America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) Publisher(s): America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) Publication Date: 05/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The electric utility industry, regulators and policymakers know that we need clean, efficient and affordable electricity to reduce emissions and strengthen our economy. Clean, abundant and affordable natural gas is ready to play an even greater role in the diverse mix of energy sources that will power America’s future. As we contemplate our energy choices, it’s worthwhile to consider a number of facts: As a result of the shale revolution, America has vast supplies… [more]

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The New Energy Landscape

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: at 11:26 AM

Full Title: The New Energy Landscape Author(s): Goldman Sachs Publisher(s): Goldman Sachs Publication Date: 04/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Less than a decade ago, the global energy forecast seemed bleak. Global demand quickly outpaced new sources of supply, driving oil’s march toward an unprecedented high of $145 per barrel. Rising prices put downward pressure on global economic growth, and many countries, including the U.S., were largely dependent on foreign supplies. In 2006, the U.S. — the world’s largest consumer — imported 56 percent of its total oil consumption. Fear of geopolitical events impacting access to energy increased, along with concerns… [more]

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The Politics of “Fracking”: Regulating Natural Gas Drilling Practices in Colorado and Texas

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: July 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Full Title: The Politics of “Fracking”: Regulating Natural Gas Drilling Practices in Colorado and Texas Author(s): Charles Davis Publisher(s): Colorado State University Publication Date: 2/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: This paper focuses on the politics of regulating natural gas fracking operations in Colorado and Texas. Between state differences in the economic importance of natural gas production, political traditions, environmental impacts of drilling activities, and local governmental responses to risk reduction, and entrepreneurial activities are discussed in relation to policymaking initiatives. In the concluding section, this article suggest that Colorado’s regulatory approach offers a greater degree of environmental protection than Texas. Key reforms adopted in… [more]

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Research and Policy Recommendations for Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale‐Gas Extraction

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: at 1:31 PM

Full Title: Research and Policy Recommendations for Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale‐Gas Extraction Author(s): Robert B. Jackson, Brooks Rainey Pearson, Stephen G. Osborn, Nathaniel R. Warner, Avner Vengosh Publisher(s): Duke University Publication Date: 1/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Based on the results of Osborn and colleagues and the need for greater knowledge of the environmental effects of shale-gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, this paper offers six research recommendations to improve public confidence in shale‐gas extraction. The first four research recommendations address the presence of methane and other gases in drinking water and follow directly from the results of Osborn and colleagues. The fifth and sixth… [more]

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Is Fracking a ‘Happy Solution’ to our Energy Needs?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: at 1:22 PM

Full Title: Is Fracing a “Happy Solution” to our Energy Needs? Author(s): Richard Vodra Publisher(s): Advisor Perspectives Publication Date: 1/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Over the last few years, we have seen increasing enthusiasm – bordering on hype – over the idea that horizontal drilling plus hydraulic fracturing of shale rock to produce oil and gas, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is changing everything. The US is about to be the leading oil-producing nation again, says the International Energy Agency. We have 100 years of abundant gas supplies, says President Obama. In the recent election, thanks to these developments, the candidates were actually debating… [more]

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The Impact of Climate Policy on Natural Gas Development

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: October 15, 2012 at 7:25 AM

The rapid proliferation of natural gas development has led to a variety of environmental concerns, such as air and water pollution, increased geological activity, and greenhouse gas emissions. A new paper from John Bistline, a doctoral candidate in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, investigates how “uncertainties in future natural gas prices, upstream methane emissions, the global-warming potential of methane, and the stringency of federal climate policy will influence optimal (GHG) abatement efforts” and the “future deployment of energy technologies.” Generating capacity decisions are made along long and largely uncertain planning horizons, and plants often come online into very… [more]

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Natural Gas and Hydrofracking

Author(s): David J. Manning
Director, Stakeholder Relations/External Affairs
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Date: January 6, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Hydrofracking for natural gas in shale formations has generated a heated national debate, complicating and in some cases preventing efforts to extract the resource. Critics of hydrofracking cite the process’ uncertain environmental and geologic risks. Meanwhile, natural gas developers and policymakers have been working to identify and implement technical standards and best practices to overcome or reduce these risks to negligible levels. In my home state of New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has said of hydrofracking: “Let’s get the facts. Let the science and the facts make the determination, not emotion and not politics.” I agree. State of the art… [more]

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