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Twelve documents in the library in the category Natural Gas

Natural Gas: Natural gas is another fossil fuel and therefore a producer of GHG. Less polluting that other fossil fuels and currently available in abundance, natural gas has gained favor over other fuels as a non-intermittent source of energy to backup renewable sources such as wind and solar. Increasingly, natural gas is extracted by non-conventional methods that make great demands on both land and water use, and in many cases, have led to leaks. Considering the environmental impact of natural gas, including GHG production, it cannot be considered as a potential contributor to climate mitigation.

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=26912
also in categories coal, fossil fuel, petroleum moreless
Three fossil fuels — petroleum, natural gas, and coal — have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. In 2015, fossil fuels made up 81.5% of total U.S. energy consumption, the lowest fossil fuel share in the past century. In EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2016 Reference case projections, which reflect current laws and policies, that percentage declines to 76.6% by 2040. Policy changes or technology breakthroughs that go beyond the trend improvements included in the Reference case could significantly change that projection. moreless
http://www.carbontax.org/carbon-tax-myths/
also in categories coal, economics, fossil fuel, government, petroleum moreless
The entrenched power of the fossil-fuel industry and its political backers isn’t all that stands in the way of taxes on carbon pollution. Outmoded ideas and enduring myths about energy use and taxes are also factors. A list of 8 myths explained. moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWq4TTI_DNw
also in categories coal, economics, fossil fuel, government, petroleum, videos moreless
An interview with James Hansen at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Here, Dr. Hansen speaks in simple, politically astute terms about how best to put a price on carbon. We are already paying a carbon tax, with the lungs, brains, and organs of our citizens, and it is costing us billions. It’s time we face up to consciously pricing fossil fuels so that we can make market based, rational decisions on our energy policy. moreless
http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/our-work/climate-data-2/graphs/
also in categories causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, international references, nuclear, petroleum, sea, solar, wind moreless
The graphs show both the climate changes and the consequences over time. Click on the graph and see the scientific papers that support the graph data. moreless
https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr.pdf
also in categories carbon capture, causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, international references, mitigation, models, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups (WGs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Topic 1 summarizes observed changes in climate and their effects on natural and human systems, regardless of their causes, while Topic 2 assesses the causes of the observed changes. Topic 3 presents projections of future climate change and related impacts under different scenarios. Topic 4 discusses adaptation and mitigation options over the next few decades and their interactions with sustainable development.
Excellent example of the thinking and methodology, but not the most recent data. moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/focus/long-term_strategies/application/pdf/mid_century_strategy_report-final_red.pdf
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, promising technology, recycling solutions, solar, success and failures, technology, transportation, wind moreless
US commitment to COP22. This document lays out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050. This document has been presented immediately after the US 2016 election results. At this point in time, little is known about the future of these very worthwhile commitments. moreless
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3235004/Trump-Transition-Questionaire-to-Dept-Energy.pdf
also in categories coal, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, mitigation, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Trump’s transition team has circulated a 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy asking for the names of employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, and associated emails and documents. This document is being scrutinised in an attempt to predict the new government’s climate policy. These questions could serve as the basis for a purge of EPA employees, and casts doubts on virtually all climate mitigation scenarios. moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/mfc2013/application/pdf/fr_strategy_resume2.pdf
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, recycling solutions, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Explains how France intends to reduce GHG to 140 Mt (divide by factor 4, 1990 — 2050) in two generations. moreless
https://thebreakthrough.org/images/main_image/Where_the_Shale_Gas_Revolution_Came_From2.pdf
also in categories energy, fossil fuel, government, industry, petroleum, technology moreless
Government’s role in the development of hydraulic fracturing in shale. moreless
https://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/suivi-strategie-nationale-bas-carbone
also in categories biofuel, coal, energy, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, waste, wind moreless
A biannual dashboard that reports on the progress of the energy transition plan - sector by sector vs the objectives. This first iteration shows that achievements are already behind objectives, and suggests that economic subsidies are aimed at the wrong targets. moreless
https://timeforchange.org/cumulative-co2-emissions-by-country
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, coal, energy, fossil fuel, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, nuclear, petroleum, solar, transportation, wind moreless
Graph showing most of the climate-related parameters, including the cumulative CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions by country. Much useful data. Data source was the World Resources Institute. moreless
http://globalenergyobservatory.org/
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, hydroelectric, industry, international references, mitigation, nuclear, petroleum, solar, success and failures, technology, wind moreless
Vast source of energy data, including power plants, fuels and resources, energy transmission, and energy consumers. Data presented in many ways. Current worldwide list of coal power plants from this site. moreless

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