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Co-Fueling Power Plants With Natural Gas Can Rapidly Cut GHG Emissions

natural gas  cogeneration  coal  emission reductions  electricity 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 25, 2021

New, independent analysis says that the U.S. can rapidly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using natural gas as a co-fuel at coal power plants – pointing to another reason domestic natural gas is key to a cleaner future.

The analysis by Resources for the Future (RFF) outlines how EPA could foster natural gas cofiring at coal plants to reduce emissions. Authors Maya Domeshek and Dallas Burtraw write that a modest cofiring standard at coal plants can reduce carbon emissions significantly and rapidly and that adding a cofiring standard to other national electricity policies also accelerates emissions reductions. 

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Did You Know? Technological Leaders

cogeneration  efficiency  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  refineries  revenues  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 8, 2009

You probably know that the oil and natural gas industry is one of the world's largest industries and that its revenues are significant. But did you know that the costs of providing consumers with the energy they need are massive as well?

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Oil Sands Emissions Comparable to Other Crude Oils

cogeneration  crude oil  domestic energy  efficiency  emissions  energy  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

Two new independent studies commissioned by the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI) have found that emissions from producing, transporting and refining oil sands are not significantly higher than emissions from other forms of crude oil refined in the United States. The studies found that direct greenhouse gas emissions from oil-sands derived crude oils are generally 10 percent higher, but when cogeneration is taken into consideration, the difference disappears. 

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Energy Saved is Energy Found

chevron  cogeneration  efficiency  energy  energy generator 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 7, 2009

The greatest "new" energy source available today is the reduced demand brought about by greater energy efficiency. It's the cleanest, quickest and most cost-effective way to extend today's energy supply into the future. It's wise to practice energy efficiency, and the oil and natural gas industry is doing its part.

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