The notion that fracked gas is a clean transition fuel is widespread. This video debunks the lie.
Methane, Fracked Gas & Climate
Methane (the main component in natural gas) is 100 times as bad for the climate as carbon dioxide over the short term. Less CO2 is emitted by natural gas than by coal when burned. But significant leakage of methane before burning makes gas a disaster for the climate, even as utilities and the gas industry are feverishly promoting fracked gas.
NC WARN is working hard to connect the dots between climate change, methane leakage and the fracking boom that is driven by demand from the electric power industry.
“Everything You Need to Know About Methane”, a primer by Earthjustice.
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Jim Warren, the executive director of the Durham-based consumer advocacy group NC Warn, seems these days like a frantic lead character from a 1950s science fiction movie. He has seen an invisible gas being released by powerful corporations that is endangering the planet — but no one will listen to…
Letter to Connie Walker, President and General Manager of WUNC Radio, on the continuing news media failure in covering Duke Energy, fracked gas and accelerating climate urgency. Read May 2 follow-up letter Read N&O editorial backing our complaint Write your own letter to WUNC
Duke University has delayed indefinitely plans to build a freestanding Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and will instead focus its attention on expanding opportunities to use biogas and other environmentally friendly fuels for its growing energy needs, university officials announced on Friday.
Today’s college students face a common challenge. One way or another, global climate change touches, or will touch, every aspect of their lives, from where they live and how they work to what they eat. Colleges and universities have an obligation to prepare them to be part of the solution…
Duke has decided to delay construction indefinitely of a proposed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, the University announced Friday. Instead, the University will pursue opportunities to employ biogas and other fuels for its energy. The proposed plant has drawn considerable criticism on campus and in the community, as groups including the…
We applaud Duke University leaders for indefinitely suspending plans to allow Duke Energy to build a climate-wrecking fracked gas power plant on campus. Click title above to read full statement. Read Duke University press release here
As environmental concerns drive power companies away from using coal, natural gas has emerged as the nation’s No. 1 power source. Plentiful and relatively inexpensive as a result of the nation’s fracking boom, it has been portrayed as a bridge to an era in which alternative energy would take primacy.
Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, co-owners of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, will miss the spring deadline to begin tree-cutting in eastern North Carolina because a federal agency has denied their request for an extension.
Support for our CEO challenge grows – including the national Americans Against Fracking alliance of 300 groups. See the letter we sent to Duke CEO Lynn Good today for the full list of organizations that have endorsed our call for her to get on the right side of climate history.