Comments on: Robert Kennedy Jr: solar and natural gas belong together http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/28/robert-kennedy-jr-solar-and-natural-gas-belong-together/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Paiul http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/28/robert-kennedy-jr-solar-and-natural-gas-belong-together/comment-page-1/#comment-342802 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 19:59:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14444#comment-342802 NG players would be foolish to decouple from oil lobbies – they go hand in hand – and anyone who suggests that it would be wise to decouple is delusional.

But why the greens haven’t taken on King Coal in alliance with NG is amazing – NG is far cleaner in all respects – from extraction to consumption.

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By: The Real Deal http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/28/robert-kennedy-jr-solar-and-natural-gas-belong-together/comment-page-1/#comment-342784 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 03:53:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14444#comment-342784 RK Jr is right. He speaks wisdom. But entrenched Big Oil interests hamper collaborations. Which must be overcome.

Go to Youtube and search ‘Grand Energy Transition’. Watch how natural gas can become the principal source of domestic energy for a century.

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By: Merrill http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/28/robert-kennedy-jr-solar-and-natural-gas-belong-together/comment-page-1/#comment-342777 Sun, 01 Nov 2009 17:13:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14444#comment-342777 Natural gas would seem to be lovely and clean, but it is still a fossil fuel and the horizontal drilling extraction process, “fracking”, requires the use and subsequent disposal of poisonous chemicals and millions of gallons of water. These steps involved in mining the gas may well put in jeopardy the pure drinking water in the Catskill Watershed which supplies New York City. The New York State DEC is currently holding hearings for the permitting process for allowing this drilling to begin very soon.

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By: Owen http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/28/robert-kennedy-jr-solar-and-natural-gas-belong-together/comment-page-1/#comment-342755 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 21:31:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14444#comment-342755 The alliance also makes sense technologically. Instead of load balancing separate facilities, use solar thermal pre-heaters on NG power plants. This would reduce gas usage while eliminating the storage problem for solar and relieving it of the burden of paying for separate generation and transmission equipment.

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By: James http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/28/robert-kennedy-jr-solar-and-natural-gas-belong-together/comment-page-1/#comment-342718 Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:32:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14444#comment-342718 Been saying solar is the future for 50 years. Put it on my house 20 years ago and it does work.

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