A Greener Future Starts With Natural Gas, World Energy Chiefs Say

Posted: June 18, 2018 by tallbloke in Energy, Forecasting, fracking, Geology, government, solar system dynamics


World energy ministers representing about two thirds of the global population tussled over how the world can achieve a cleaner energy future. The compromise answer: Natural gas, at least for now.

A consensus statement from G20 energy ministers meeting in Argentina cited the potential of natural gas “to expand significantly over the coming decades.” Meanwhile, the group said that nations that “opt to enhance their renewable energy strategies” should boost investment and financing within that arena.

“Gas will play a vital role in every transition,” as the world strives to meet targets for emissions cuts laid out in the 2016 Paris Agreement, Thorsten Herdan, Germany’s Director General of Energy Policy, said in a panel as the meeting ended on Friday. A next step: renewable gases like hydrogen, he said.

The two-day meeting, held in snow-swept Bariloche, Argentina, was attended by key energy officials from a wide range of countries, including U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

The language in the consensus statement, which included mention of the Paris agreement, was the subject of several rounds of negotiations, with European Union nations and the U.S. trading at least four major proposals and counterproposals. Herdan conceded the wording was fiercely debated.

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  1. JB says:

    Such realization I have expectantly awaited since the oil embargo of the 70s. But as A.J. Nock observed:

    “…direct attempts to overcome and enlighten ignorance are a doubtful venture; the notion that it is impossible, as one of my friends puts it, to tell anybody anything which in a very real sense he does not already know.” p17 The Superfluous Man

    The process is tedious and proceeds only at the pace of generational demise, wherein by the third, it is all but forgotten. WRT the creature of a multiplicity of legs and no brain, the retentive quotient is very low, and the capriciousness unabated.

  2. CC Reader says:

    Nuclear power is the answer to the AGW non-problem.

  3. ivan says:

    Don’t believe a word they say. When everyone has changed to gas a paper will appear that claims it is the dirtiest fuel available and continued use of it will kill the whales and polar bears – beside which the poor nations can’t afford to build gas fired power stations anyway.

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    thorium fed reactors plus a dozen or so fast neutron reactors to “burn” all the so-called waste from current reactors. All it takes is an EO to cancel Jimmah Cater’s idiot EO.

  5. stpaulchuck says:

    [mods, the email on the 12:19 post is wrong this note has the correct one, spazzy typing on my part]

  6. oldbrew says:

    USGS estimates 8.5 billion barrels of oil in Texas’ Eagle Ford Group
    June 22, 2018, United States Geological Survey

    The Eagle Ford Group of Texas contains estimated means of 8.5 billion barrels of oil, 66 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to a new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. This estimate consists of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources in continuous accumulations.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2018-06-usgs-billion-barrels-oil-texas.html

    But it could all be worthless soon according to climate obsessives…

    Producing the equivalent amount of electricity without burning anything except trees is somewhat challenging though 😎