What makes for winners in the Texas wind power boom?

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https://www.marketplace.org/2017/05/22/sustainability/what-makes-for-winners-in-texas-wind-power-boom

What makes for winners in the Texas wind power boom?

By Andy Uhler

May 22, 2017 | 6:55 AM

John Dudley lives in Comanche, Texas, and wears a couple of hats: He’s a cattle rancher and a wind farmer. We met on his 20,000 acres in the Texas hill country. His land holds more than half of the 87 turbines that make up the vast Logan’s Gap Wind Farm. His brown Herefords roam among the giant stalks, as they spin up to 40 stories overhead.

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Netherlands to get first US LNG cargo

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http://www.lngworldnews.com/netherlands-to-get-first-us-lng-cargo/?utm_source=emark&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-update-lng-world-news-2017-05-23&uid=53990

The Netherlands is to expected receive a cargo from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana, the first ever US LNG cargo produced from shale gas to reach the country.

The 140,000-cbm Arctic Discoverer is scheduled to arrive at the Dutch Gate terminal in the port of Rotterdam around June 7, according to shipping data.

The vessel loaded a cargo at Sabine Pass and left the liquefaction facility on Sunday, the data shows.

LNG World News contacted Gate to comment on the shipment. We will update the article once we receive a response.

Many predicted a “flood” of U.S. LNG to Europe but only a small number of these cargoes landed in Europe, better said in the southern part of the continent.

Only Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and Turkey received Sabine Pass cargoes since February last year when the plant started shipping the fuel.

The bulk of these cargoes went to Latin America, Africa and Asia.

However, currently there are only three liquefaction trains in operation at the Sabine Pass facility and in the lower 48 states.

The U.S. is expected to become the world’s third-largest LNG supplier by 2020 with an export capacity of 60 million mt coming from five terminals located along the Gulf Coast.

 

New Frontiers Environmental Constitutionalism-PPT only

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New Frontiers Environmental Constitutionalism-PPT only

 

The paper we have been using as an overview of our Human Rights Tribunal on Fracking and Climate Change is finally now published (as a book chapter) and available on the United Nations Environment website.

“An International Tribunal on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking: Structure, Grounding and Purposes” is attached below and now available to pass along to folks you think may be interested in learning more. (It’s only fourteen pages long, is pretty clear and has big print.)

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Falcon hopeful Australian fracking ban will be lifted

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Falcon hopeful Australian fracking ban will be lifted

Irish gas explorer remains confident as Northern Territories inquiry steps up

Falcon Oil owns a 30pc share of a huge Australian gas field that could be 100 times bigger than the Corrib gas field in Ireland (stock picture)
Falcon Oil owns a 30pc share of a huge Australian gas field that could be 100 times bigger than the Corrib gas field in Ireland (stock picture)
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/falcon-hopeful-australian-fracking-ban-will-be-lifted-35785433.html

Fearghal O’Connor

The Dublin-headquartered company, headed up by exploration veteran Philip O’Quigley, owns a 30pc share of the huge Beetaloo Basin shale gas field. The company has predicted that Beetaloo could ultimately compare in size to the world’s biggest unconventional gas fields, where fracking is used for extraction. Studies have suggested a technically recoverable resource of 85 trillion cubic feet – about 100 times the amount of gas in Ireland’s Corrib gas field.
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Frackopoly Tour: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland

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Frackopoly Tour: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland

May 17th, 2017

Frackopoly Tour: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland

By Andy Gheorghiu

In many ways, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) looms as the environmental issue of our time. It touches every aspect of our lives—the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the health of our communities—as it ominously threatens our global climate. It pits the largest corporate giants—international energy and financial corporations—against people and the environment in a long-term struggle for survival.

Fracking has, through the construction of a network of thousands of wells, a significant impact on communities and culturally or environmentally sensitive zones in England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales, among other areas in Europe. Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland have already recognized the need to act against this corporate assault and have prepared the first steps towards fracking bans. Sadly, up until now, the UK government has done little to confront the devastating environmental and public health impacts of fracking.

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The alternative to Fracking – for the public and farmers

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Solar Photovoltaic panels and Power Diverter:  electricity and hot water all in one!

Still no feed in tarif for solar energy (electricity) – no grants on Solar Photovoltaic panels The public is investing in clean energy. The Government should encourage this and divest from fossil fuels or imported LNG (fracked gas from the US)

No tor Fracking – Yes to Solar.

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Divest and Invest of Fossil Fuels

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Why the State should follow Trinity’s lead on fossil fuel investment

As Trinity divests itself from fossil fuels, they are leading the way for the rest of the country

18:20 19 Dec 2016

Kieran Cuddihy18:20 Monday 19 December 2016

http://www.newstalk.com/Why-the-State-should-follow-Trinitys-lead-on-fossil-fuel-investment

Why the State should follow Trinity’s lead on fossil fuel investment

Trinity College Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

 Last week, Trinity College Dublin announced that it had decided to sell off all of its investments in companies whose primary business is the extraction of fossil fuels.

This is no small amount of money. Trinity’s endowment fund dates back 200 years, and currently has €6 million tied up with oil companies.

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Anti- fracking bill passed Dail

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http://www.newstalk.com/Bill-banning-onshore-fracking-passed-in-Dil

A Fine Gael anti-fracking Bill is the first Private Members’ Bill to be passed by the current Dáil.

Deputy Tony McLoughlin, who represents Sligo-Leitrim, said his Bill will protect hundreds of thousands of people from the effects of hydraulic fracking.

Speaking following its passing, Deputy McLoughlin said: “This Bill will ensure that the environment and communities in the West and North West of Ireland are protected from the effects of hydraulic fracking, so this is a special moment for me and the people I was elected to represent.

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