Category Archive: Economics

Assets or Liabilities? Fossil Fuel Investments of Leading U.S. Insurers

The 40 biggest insurance companies in the U.S. have nearly $500 billion invested in fossil assets. This analysis by CERES and Mercer recommends them take a harder look at the consequences of climate change and a lower-carbon future. Bibliography: Cynthia McHale & Rowan Spivey, Created in collaboration with Mercer Assets or Liabilities? Fossil Fuel Investments …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://frack-free.rocks/assets-or-liabilities-fossil-fuel-investments-of-leading-u-s-insurers/

What is the True Cost of Fracking?

This neat graphic compiles some key figures in the context of fracking: Increase of oil and gas production, job creation, business growth, proportion of energy supply, BUT also quick peaking of fracked wells, impossibility of break even due to low oil prices, tremendous greenhouse gas footprint, huge water loss, groundwater contamination, earthquakes, and damage to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://frack-free.rocks/what-is-the-true-cost-of-fracking/

Fracking by the numbers: Experience after 10 years

In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants. This statistic is one of many in a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center that quantifies the environmental harm caused by …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://frack-free.rocks/fracking-by-the-numbers-experience-after-10-years/

World Energy Outlook 2015

“Where it replaces more carbon-intensive fuels or backs up the integration of renewables, natural gas is a good fit for a gradually decarbonising energy system: a consumption increase of almost 50% makes it the fastest-growing of the fossil fuels. China and the Middle East are the main centres of gas demand growth, both becoming larger …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://frack-free.rocks/world-energy-outlook-2015/

Carpe diem: LNG exports are America’s once-in-a-generation Opportunity

This “white paper” by the ANGA – America’s Natural Gas Alliance – touts the chances of LNG exports, based on the natural gas abundance “thanks to the shale revolution”. ANGA puts pressure on state authorities to approve natural gas exports to abroad and underpins its points with unproven or even false claims, e.g. the better …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://frack-free.rocks/carpe-diem-lng-exports-are-americas-once-in-a-generation-opportunity/

Health & Fracking – The impacts & opportunity costs

This report from the non-profit organisation medact (UK) assesses environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing. Bibliography David McCoy and Patrick Saunders Health & Fracking – The impacts & opportunity costs Published by: medact – Health Professionals for a safer, fairer & better world – on March 29, 2015

Permanent link to this article: http://frack-free.rocks/health-fracking-the-impacts-opportunity-costs/

The Impact of Oil and Natural Gas Facilities on Rural Residential Property Values: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis

Author(s): Peter Charles Boxall and Wing Hong Chan Date: 01.2015 Source / Publisher: Resources & Energy Economics Key findings: The presence of oil and gas facilities within 2.5 miles of rural residential properties in Alberta, Canada reduced property values between four and eight percent, with the potential for doubling the decrease, depending on the level …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://frack-free.rocks/the-impact-of-oil-and-natural-gas-facilities-on-rural-residential-property-values-a-spatial-hedonic-analysis/

Older posts «

Translate »