Energy & Fuel

"Aerial Surveys Detect Dozens Of Methane 'Super-Emitters' In Permian"

"Around 30 oil and gas facilities across the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico spewed large amounts of methane for three years, emitting the equivalent annual climate pollution from half a million cars, according to a report released on Monday."

Source: Reuters, 01/25/2022

Old-Fashioned, Inefficient Light Bulbs Live On at U.S. Dollar Stores

"A Trump administration weakening of climate rules has kept incandescent bulbs on store shelves, and research shows they’re concentrated in shops serving poorer areas."

"For years, Deborah Turnerbought her light bulbs at one of the many dollar stores that serve her neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio.

Source: NYTimes, 01/24/2022

"House Panel Broadens Probe Into Climate Disinformation By Big Oil"

"The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has broadened its investigation into the role of fossil fuel companies in misleading the public about climate change, asking members of the boards of directors of ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron and Shell Oil to testify before Congress next month about their firms’ commitments to curbing global warming."

Source: Washington Post, 01/24/2022

"Shell CCS Plant Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than It's Captured"

"A new report provides some damning new math on one of the oil giant's much-hyped CCS projects."

"Oil companies love to tell the world about the super cool technologies that have that will allow us to keep burning fossil fuels without cooking the climate. But those technologies are largely bullshit.

Source: Earther, 01/24/2022

The Year Ahead Will Spark Abundant Environment News — Both Good and Bad

Even as the climate crisis countdown story continues, a wide range of environment and energy issues are on journalists’ watchlist for the year ahead, per an analysis from our “2022 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment.” The overview looks at 13 key trends to track in 2022 and beyond — including infrastructure, pandemics, environmental justice, energy, chemicals, plastics and, of course, climate.

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