Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Meter Reading: How Nat Gas Killed Nuclear Comeback, Will EPA Impose New Fracking Rules? and More

Will the EPA Impose New Rules on Fracking? ”Proposed federal regulations on emissions from oil and gas production could cause unconventional drilling operations such as fracking to drop over the next several years, the American Petroleum Institute said,” reports the San Antonio Express.

How Natural Gas Killed Nuclear Comeback ”The U.S. nuclear industry seemed to be staging a comeback several years ago, with 15 power companies proposing as many as 29 new reactors. Today, only two projects are moving off the drawing board,” the Wall Street Journal writes.

Why Natural Gas a ‘Weak Weapon’ Against Emissions and Climate Change “Although natural gas burns more cleanly than coal, a new study argues that replacing all the world’s coal power plants with natural gas would do little to slow global warming this century,” National Geographic reports.


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