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Dec11
2018

The Most Damnable Non Sequitur in History

Cornelia Colijn and Mark Alan Hughes
The United States is advocating a pro-fossil fuel stance but this position hides behind science to draw the exact opposite policy conclusion that science suggests.
United Nations Climate Change: Conference of the Parties, Meeting 24 in Katowice, Poland in 2018
Dec10
2018

India's Electrification Push Raises Environmental Stakes

Andy Stone
India is making a calculated yet necessary bet. Its transition away from energy poverty is at odds with its need to address local air pollution and the larger climate impact that electrification will bring.
Overhead power lines with dark clouds in the background
Dec03
2018

Part 2: Evaluating PGW’s LNG Proposal

Christina Simeone
Part two of this series provides further insights into PGW's proposed LNG project.
Aerial view of Philadelphia Gas Works' Passyunk Energy Center in South Philadelphia
Dec03
2018

Part 1: Explaining PGW’s LNG Proposal

Christina Simeone
Part one of this two-part series explains the basics of Philadelphia Gas Works' LNG optimization proposal.
Dec03
2018

The Death Throes of Climate Denialism

Andy Stone
Over time, climate denying politicians will need to seriously consider the wisdom of denying the obvious, as once-in-a-century heatwaves become annual, and drought and floods become regular occurrences in the red heartland of the country.
Nov14
2018

Pennsylvania’s Gas Discount is Fading

Christina Simeone
Pennsylvania's natural gas price discount to the Henry Hub is narrowing, even as production soars. The reason? New takeaway pipeline capacity is coming online and moving gas out of state.
multiple overlapping United States dollar bills
Nov09
2018

How Deep Is Oil and Gas Industry Commitment To Cut Methane Leaks?

Andy Stone
Major oil and gas companies have pledged to reduce methane leaks. But will their emissions cuts be enough?
Nov08
2018

Negative Emissions Won't Rescue Us From Climate Change

Andy Stone
Negative emissions technologies hold limited promise, as economic, logistic and scale realities will severely limit their climate benefit.
a car driving through a flooded street on a sunny day
Nov06
2018

Prospects or Non-Prospects of a Severance Tax

Mia Pan
Pennsylvania is a huge natural gas state that has thus far alluded establishing a severance tax. But will that change? 
Nov02
2018

EVs Mean Growth for These Businesses

Christina Simeone
In October, cumulative sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. hit the one million mark. That is good for the environment, and these businesses, too!

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