A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


The Natural Gas Boom:
Questions and Complications

American Magazine, by Vaclav Smil

Original Article

Posted By:EagleBlurst, 6/13/2014 10:41:22 AM

America has been buoyed by an abundance of natural gas. The bulk of its vast resources of this precious fuel is locked in shale formations under more than 20 states, unable to escape without drilling horizontal wells through the most promising layers and fracturing the rocks surrounding the bores with highly pressurized mixtures of water, chemicals, and sand. Use of this process, decades in the making, expanded rather suddenly after 2007, and it has become widely known by the rather unappealing term “fracking.” The facts are easy to summarize. Thanks to a rapid expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 6/13/2014 12:14:07 PM     (No. 9884564)

Incorporating gas into a coal plant actually increases the efficiency while reducing the NOx. The resulting NGCC (natural gas combined cycle) plant can be further tuned to increase the natural gas percentage used.

Liquified natural gas is increasingly used in locomotives, trucks and buses to reduce CO2, NOx, and particulates.

If a state decided to study fracturing before allowing the practice, the drilling will move to another state. NY made this mistake in 2009.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 788042




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "EagleBlurst"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "EagleBlurst"



2014 Midterms: Another
Six-Year Senate Sweep?
American Magazine, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/11/2014 12:17:08 PM     Post Reply
The conventional political wisdom is that presidents tend to suffer serious losses in Senate elections in their sixth year in office. Presidential coattails swept in a certain number of senators of their own party in their first election, and when those senators come up for reelection six years later — in a time when typically dissatisfaction with the president has grown — some of them are swept out of office. This theory gets superficial confirmation when you look at Senate elections in presidents’ sixth year in office. George W. Bush’s party lost its majority in the Senate in his sixth

Capitalizing on the Capitalist Peace
American Magazine, by Alan W. Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/9/2014 10:34:59 AM     Post Reply
If Americans have learned anything from their well-intentioned, costly efforts in the unforgiving lands of Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that democratic elections do not ensure freedom. Nor do democratic elections necessarily promote stability, as the post-Arab Spring chaos reminds us. But a new Fraser Institute study helps quantify how building up free-market institutions and promoting economic freedom can strengthen societies by increasing social trust and reducing the risk of war. Starting from the premise that “adequate finance is a key ingredient for organizing violence against a state,” Indra de Soysa and Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati

Piketty´s Political Hunch
American Magazine, by George L. Priest    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/7/2014 10:38:35 AM     Post Reply
Thomas Piketty’s Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century has reached the New York Times’ bestseller list for the past 10 weeks — it was first in nonfiction shortly ago and near the top for the last few weeks. For an academic book consisting mostly of statistics, this is remarkable, though, having read it, I think it is likely to chiefly end up sitting on many bookshelves perhaps briefly browsed but largely unread. Its market popularity undoubtedly derives from Piketty’s denunciation of what he claims to be the growing inequality in Western nations, especially in the United States. Piketty is an

How the South Came to
Rise Again: The Civil
Rights Act of 1964
American Magazine, by John Steele Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 7/2/2014 11:06:04 AM     Post Reply
There’s an old saying in the South that “the South shall rise again.” And on July 2, 1964, 50 years ago, it began to do so. It has not stopped since. That day, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was sweeping, to put it mildly. It outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. It forbade the unequal application of voter registration requirements, such as literacy tests, and it banned racial segregation in schools, workplaces, and places of public accommodation, such as hotels, theaters, and restaurants.

The Genetics Revolution Challenge and
How to Incentivize Biomedical Research
American Magazine, by Arnold Kling    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/30/2014 10:16:19 AM     Post Reply
One-size-fits-all blockbuster drugs are giving way to treatments tailored to individuals’ genetic makeups and aimed at narrow subsets of broader diseases.“It’s a new world,” said Wendy Selig, president of the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest private funder of research on the disease, which this year is expected to kill nearly 10,000 Americans. “We’re segmenting what we thought of as large diseases into smaller populations of patients that are defined by genetic distinctions. ... The goal is to match the right therapy to the right patient, and to do it with minimal collateral damage.” “Drugmakers Find Breakthroughs in

   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Aereo Decision a Boon,
Not a Bane for Innovation
American Magazine, by Mark F. Shultz    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/27/2014 9:44:39 AM     Post Reply
In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court just held that Aereo’s television service, which re-transmits over-the-air TV signals to subscribers via the Internet, does indeed transmit performances to the public within the meaning of the Copyright Act. Aereo had been intercepting broadcast signals and re-selling them to subscribers without securing permission from or paying broadcasters or TV show creators. Some have decried the decision as a threat to innovation, with Aereo’s CEO claiming it was “a chilling message to the technology industry.” One journalist even called it “a crushing blow to one

Why Voters Grew Tired of Cantor
American Magazine, by James V. DeLong    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/25/2014 11:52:52 AM     Post Reply
In the aftermath of Eric Cantor’s defeat, pundits are arguing over whether he lost due to his stance on immigration or to his addiction to cronyism. In fact, the two are inseparable, and presenting them as alternative explanations misses this basic point. Cantor’s pro-amnesty position on immigration fueled perceptions that he was a leader of a coterie of insiders more than a leader of Republicans. The winner in the Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District, David Brat, said that immigration is “the most symbolic issue that captures the difference between myself and Eric Cantor in this race but it also captures

The EPA Overreaches Again
American Magazine, by Blake Hurst    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/23/2014 11:01:44 AM     Post Reply
In farm country, the joke goes like this: “I don’t want any more land, except my neighbor’s.” That’s a pretty fair description of how the EPA has treated America’s landowners. With a recent rule, the agency is continuing to broaden its jurisdiction over U.S. waters and is reaching to regulate more farmland. Back in 1972, when Congress passed the Clean Water Act (CWA), the EPA was given jurisdiction over discharges from “point sources” like factories into the “navigable waters” of the United States. Jurisdiction over the majority of U.S. water and land was left to state and local governments.

Europe´s Energy Problem
American Magazine, by Desmond Lachman    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/20/2014 10:57:11 AM     Post Reply
Fast-moving events in Ukraine and the Middle East highlight the need for Europe to improve its energy policy. In particular, they underscore Europe’s excessive dependence on Russian energy supply, which poses a major risk to its economic growth prospects. That dependence also constitutes a serious impediment to Europe’s foreign policy, limiting its ability to maneuver, as has been all too clear during the recent U.S. attempt to impose meaningful economic sanctions on Russia for its activities in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. These risks are all the greater for those countries in southeast Europe that have low natural gas

Attorney Fees in Patent Cases:
There is a Middle Ground
American Magazine, by Michael M. Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/18/2014 10:33:07 AM     Post Reply
How do we ensure Americans get their “day in court” while also weeding out meritless lawsuits? One often-discussed way is to require the losing party to pay the winning party’s attorney fees, as is common in Britain, Europe, and elsewhere in the world. After all, if a vexatious litigant faces the threat of paying his adversary’s (expensive) lawyer fees, he’ll surely be more circumspect about filing a frivolous case. But automatically awarding attorney fees to the prevailing party, at least in patent cases, would be a grave mistake that would undermine the so-called “American rule” — whereby we’re

   

 

B-G1


 
The G-7 Weighs in on
SIFI Designations
American Magazine, by Peter J. Wallison    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/16/2014 12:43:48 PM     Post Reply
Early in June, in the midst of serious discussions about the global economy, Ukraine, climate change, and dealing with an expansionist Russia, G-7 leaders took time out to express concern about a matter well beneath their usual remit — that progress has been too slow in setting up a framework for regulating the financial firms they call “shadow banks.” In their communique from Brussels, the leaders of the world’s most important countries promised that “2014 will be the year in which we focus on ... relevant shadow banking activities with clear deadlines and actions to progress rapidly towards strengthened and

The Natural Gas Boom:
Questions and Complications
American Magazine, by Vaclav Smil    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 6/13/2014 10:41:22 AM     Post Reply
America has been buoyed by an abundance of natural gas. The bulk of its vast resources of this precious fuel is locked in shale formations under more than 20 states, unable to escape without drilling horizontal wells through the most promising layers and fracturing the rocks surrounding the bores with highly pressurized mixtures of water, chemicals, and sand. Use of this process, decades in the making, expanded rather suddenly after 2007, and it has become widely known by the rather unappealing term “fracking.” The facts are easy to summarize. Thanks to a rapid expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Sarah Palin´s impeachment nonsense
could keep Democrats in power

48 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/12/2014 5:02:52 AM     Post Reply
“Without borders, there is no nation,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wrote in a Breitbart op-ed this week. “Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America ... President Obama´s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here ... It´s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the Left or Right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.” That this desperate cry for attention (dangling participle and all)

‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First
Person Singular 199 Times in Speech
Vowing Unilateral Action

41 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/11/2014 10:45:06 PM     Post Reply
Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process. “It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said at the speech in Austin, Texas, according to the official transcript and video posted on the White House website. “I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the

The BBQ joint where NO ONE cuts the line...
except Obama: Controversy as President
becomes the first person ever to jump
ahead at restaurant where customers can
wait three hours

36 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/11/2014 9:48:08 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama may have lost a few approval rating points with this move. The president was seen cutting the line at Austin´s Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party. Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait.But Mr Obama did no waiting today, as he showed up at the restaurant, shook a few hands and made his way straight to the register to order more than $300 worth of meat. ´I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but – I’m gonna

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
What it’s like when Michelle
Obama shows up to the restaurant
where you’re dining

35 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Tom Sietsema    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 9:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It’s true what they say about Michelle Obama. She has amazing arms. I saw this up close when she unfurled her bare right limb in front of me Thursday night, while the two of us were doing tapas at the jumping Barcelona on 14th Street NW. Clearly the first lady works out, clearly she moisturizes and clearly L’Oréal should hire her as its pitchwoman after she leaves 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. “Ma’am, you rock,” I wanted to tell her, even though I was seated a table away from her party of eight, which included White House chef Sam Kass, and was

Obama Says GOP Lawsuit
Will Cost Tax Dollars

32 replie(s)
ABC News, by Chris Good    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 7:11:35 PM     Post Reply
In his weekly radio/YouTube address, President Obama derided House Republicans’ planned lawsuit against him, warning that GOP lawmakers will spend taxpayer dollars on a frivolous legal challenge. “It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars,” Obama said. (Video) House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has orchestrated the beginnings of a lawsuit against the president over his use of executive authority. As the White House and the GOP-controlled House have failed to compromise on a slew of issues during Obama’s tenure, the president has

Forget the IRS Scandal – Holder DOJ
to Investigate Obama Outhouse Float

30 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/12/2014 1:00:41 PM     Post Reply
Angry Democrats in Nebraska said the Obama Outhouse float in the 4th of July parade may have been racist. So now Eric Holder is looking into it. Omaha.com reported: The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade. The department sent a member of its Community Relations Service team, which gets involved in discrimination disputes, to a Thursday meeting about the issue. Also at the meeting were the NAACP, the Norfolk mayor and The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Odd Fellows organized the parade. One of the floats included a zombie-like mannequin standing near

Pelosi: ‘I’m Like a Lioness´ When
It Comes to Protecting Children

29 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/11/2014 2:03:42 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday described herself as a “lioness” when it comes to protecting children. She also called not only for the U.S. government to process minors arriving illegally from Central America on a “case-by-case basis" but for the government to “treat the Mexican kids the way they treat the non-contiguous country kids.” “Quite frankly, I would rather they treat the Mexican kids the way they treat the non-contiguous country kids,” Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, claiming that sending these children back to their home countries would be like “sending them back into a

Family rescued at sea says satellite cell phone
service provider left them in a life-or-death crisis

27 replie(s)
KGTV [San Diego, CA], by Allison Ash    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/11/2014 11:35:38 AM     Post Reply
SAN DIEGO - The family that drew national attention when they were rescued at sea off their sailboat, Rebel Heart, in April is finally setting the record straight. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman and their two daughters were about 1,000 miles west of Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez when 1-year old Lyra became sick. That was when their adventure of a lifetime turned into a nightmare. It began with a fever, then a rash and then Lyra became lethargic. That was when the couple used their satellite cell phone to call a doctor. He advised them to begin treating Lyra

   

 



 
Obama the Bear is Loose
26 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Peter Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/12/2014 9:45:06 AM     Post Reply
As NBC reports, “´The Bear is Loose´: Obama Strolls to Starbucks in D.C.” Hear him roar! Elsewhere we read: CNN: “Obama, the ‘Bear,’ is loose and trying to reconnect with voters” ABC: “Obama ‘The Bear’ Lets Loose in Denver” Huffington Post: ´The Bear Is Loose!´ Obama Goes Out And About” Washington Post: “The bear is loose’: Obama escapes from the White House” Whitehouse.gov explicates: Going all the way back to the early days of the campaign, whenever President Obama shook off his schedule and busted out of the bubble, we would say "The Bear is loose." Lately, the Bear has

Bill Cosby: Natural gas pipeline
disrespects ‘flora and fauna’

25 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/12/2014 12:11:28 PM     Post Reply
BOSTON — Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille are supporting protesters marching across Massachusetts in opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed natural gas pipeline. The couple, who own hundreds of acres of protected land in Shelburne Falls, about 100 miles west of Boston, have been opposed to the pipeline since the company notified them last winter of plans to survey their land. Through a spokesman, the couple said it was “astounding” that New England’s six governors support the proposal, which they said shows “disrespect for humans, flora and fauna.” Supporters of the $3.75 billion Northeast Pipeline Extension Project say it will provide

Are Beck and Company Funding
Lawlessness in the Name of Jesus?

23 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Catharine Evans    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 7/12/2014 8:07:18 AM     Post Reply
Glenn Beck has set up Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund to help illegals coming into the United States. He’s already raised $600,000. Beck stated that Obama would not have to step in and ask for $3.7 billion if private charities would pick up the slack and give to the swarm of illegals crossing the border. Is he kidding? Do we really need more churches and non-profits enabling this blatant attack on America? Rich people and liberal elite billionaires have no skin in the game when it comes to the consequences of illegal immigration so what do they care? It’s the working class and middle class who will take the hit.

David Brooks: Obama ´Impeachment
Is Obviously Cloud Cuckoo Land´

23 replie(s)
Breitbart TV, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/12/2014 11:40:28 AM     Post Reply
On Friday’s broadcast of PBS’s “NewsHour” New York Times columnist David Brooks and Creators Syndicate columnist Mark Shields took on the House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the Obama administration, which alleges oversteps in executive authority by the Obama White House. Both acknowledged Boehner’s gripe with the Obama administration had merit, but were skeptical of the lawsuit’s chances. However, they both also took on the alternative offered by former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), which was to impeach President Barack Obama. Both dismissed that course of action as well, with Brooks calling it “cloud cuckoo land.” Partial transcript as follows: WOODRUFF: So the Highway Trust

   

Post Reply   Close thread 788042





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS