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All Emission Reduction Strategies Should Be Measured and Verified

https://marcellusdrilling.com/2017/12/natgas-oil-industry-partnership-to-accelerate-methane-reductions/

“Paranoid politics almost never achieves its goal. The obvious prejudices, hyperbole, rhetoric, and shrillness give it away.” As I have said before: "Name-calling, smearing, and sneering are not arguments.”

One gets the feeling that the promised "warfare" by the opposition has just begun and promises to be a long term phenomenon. Where have the ideas about---the loyal opposition, civil debate, thoughtful discussion, and dissent isn't a crime---gone?"

In answer to Matt Watson of EDF, all “emission reductions” must be verified, whether emission trading, carbon tax, any government energy programs, or Paris Accord. By the way, Paris is “a voluntary agreement, with many untrustworthy nations, where there are no accounting standards or verification protocols.  Steve

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Where did this definition of "clean energy" come from?

Clean energy is solar, energy efficiencies, wind, hydro, new NG power plants, LNG, new modern nuclear, updated cleaner power plants, new pipelines, new infrastructure, and all measurable emission reduction strategies.

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When you consider the infrastructure costs of the so called green / clean energy the name becomes hypocritical. The mining, refining, manufacturing, installation and final disposal is not green nor clean at all and requires significant amounts of coal, nuclear and fossil energy.


The only thing green about renewables (excluding hydro) is the subsidy money along with higher electrical rates needed to support the technology. And the limiting factor of it being widely installed would be the access to rare elements that other electrical and electronic technologies require.


The limiting factor is the logistics required to support it. An energy solution too far to obtain.

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