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Bruce NillesReady to ditch gas for cleaner, safer, and often cheaper heating option? No pollution, no gas leaks, & reduce your carbon footprint. Ditch the gas furnace in favor of efficient electric heatpump. I love mine - it also runs in reverse in the summer for AC.
Americans had the right to know the harms of smoking. They have the right to know the harms of the energy industry, too
Bruce NillesIf I buy a car and it turns out to be harmful, e.g. tendency to catch fire, a car company has a duty to warn and fix. Not so fossil fuel companies. Why are they exempt? "Big oil is the new big tobacco. Congress must use its power to investigate"
Aggressive natural gas investments in recent years may bring the sector to its tipping point. But some stakeholders say the fuel still has an important role to play in a decarbonized future.
Bruce NillesJust getting started. "Entire community in natural gas value chain, from wellhead to burner tip…[has] been surprised at the speed at which the decarbonization debate is occurring in many states. It's been a dramatic shift in a very short period of time."
Bruce NillesA decade ago #coal was 50% of our electricity mix. By 2018 we dropped to 28%, last year 24% and likely 21% this year (I predict lower). At this pace we can be done well before end of decade and turn our full attention to gas and oil. #letsgetitdone
Richmond City Council voted Tuesday to ban coal shipments out of a private port despite threats from the port owners that they would pursue litigation if the ordinance passes, costing the city millions.
Bruce NillesThis. Is. So. Awesome. "Richmond bans #coal shipments from port despite threats of lawsuits"
Energy and climate policy experts share their U.S. 2020 energy predictions: A solar surge, coal's crash, the gas exorcism, new clean energy incentives, and public mobilization.
Bruce Nilles"In 2020, watch this [beyond gas] movement heed Greta Thunberg’s call to “start acting like our house is on fire” and exorcise gas from our communities just as we have done with coal." Thx @Silvio_Marcacci for oppty to add my thoughts on 2020 predictions.
Just 1% of New England's electricity came from coal in 2018. But for climate change activists, that's still too much.
Bruce NillesCarbon tax, asthma tax, straight up regulation forcing end to pollution. Let's get this last New England coal plant done. "Coal Is Dirty. Amid Protests, Why New England Is Still Burning It For Power" wbur.fm/34QYGFg via @earthwhilewbur
A million-dollar campaign hopes to turn the public against environmentalist proposals to tilt new urban developments toward electric heating and cooking instead of natural gas.
Bruce Nilles.@GovInslee - co2 up 18% in WA since 1990. One of 14 states where emissions are up. Fastest growing source of co2: buildings. We need your leadership here, incl exec authority (hint: CAA etc) to direct @PSETalk to get w the program. @kcgatlarge@drvox
As states and cities set ambitious clean-energy goals, they're moving to eliminate the "cleaner" fossil fuel.
Bruce NillesIn U.S., natural gas is responsible for more climate-heating emissions than #coal. And a third of gas is used in our homes & commercial buildings. To restore clean air in our cities & slow climate crisis we can upgrade these bldgs to clean, all electric.
Germany, the world’s fourth biggest consumer of coal, aims to shut down all 84 of its coal-burning plants that produce 40% of the country’s electricity within the next 19 years in order to meet its international commitments in the fight against...
Bruce NillesGoing slow in the fight of our lifetime is the same as losing. There was a time when this wld be heralded as amazing - now it is blowing well past our climate targets. There is no 1.5 degree scenario that has coal burning in wealthy countries post 2030.