Tagged : natural-gas-fracking
January 4th, 2012
That Republican presidential aspirant Rick Santorum is a climate change denier will come as no surprise to anyone who’s been watching the GOP candidates these past months. Virtually the entire field has expressed doubt that climate change is occurring or that humans have anything to do with it — or both.
But the depth of Santorum’s disdain for climate change science — and for those who’re concerned about environmental risks posed by oil drilling and gas fracking — may ring alarm bells for moderates who think America should address carbon pollution.
Santorum secured a leading spot in the Republican presidential primary contest by finishing a close second to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday.
Known heretofore mainly as the “family values candidate,” he is an “out-and-out denier” of climate change, according to an article in Grist, “Santorum v. Romney: The climate is screwed either way”.
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Tags: · Climate Change, climate deniers, Consol Energy, Iowa caucuses, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, natural gas fracking, oil drilling, Pennsylvania senator, positions on climate change, Republican Party climate denial, Rick Santorum, views on climate change
July 5th, 2011
Natural gas drilling techniques have either advanced or deteriorated, depending on your viewpoint, with the increased use of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking.
Fracking is being used to release gas from hard shale deposits in various hot spots across the U.S. and the world. It has allowed gas companies to access gas supplies that were not viable with traditional drilling methods, opening up a spigot that could supply the U.S. for years to come and launching a drumbeat for domestic natural gas to become the “bridge” fuel to the future, because it burns cleanly in combustion engines and because it has created thousands with much-needed jobs.
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Tags: · France, greenrightnow.com, natural gas fracking, New Jersey ban, New York ban, opposition, Pennsylvania, proponents, Texas
June 24th, 2011
The txchnologist blog, sponsored by GE, has assessed several famous rooftops in the Big Apple to see how solar could reduce the building’s electricity costs.
Celebrities like Madonna could save a lot — and could afford the installation costs — of solar, according to the blog, which challenges the wealthy and famous to think about it.
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Tags: · BarbaraKesslerBlog, concerns about fracking, energy efficiency, GE, General Electric, greenrightnow.com, Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase, Madonna, natural gas, natural gas fracking, New York City, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, water contamination from fracking, Wind Power