Natural Gas http://www.kunc.org en Study: Shale Energy Greenhouse Emissions About Half That Of Coal http://www.kunc.org/post/study-shale-energy-greenhouse-emissions-about-half-coal <p>Electricity from gas produced by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, releases about half the greenhouse gas emissions as coal, Colorado researchers reported Monday.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59000 at http://www.kunc.org Study: Shale Energy Greenhouse Emissions About Half That Of Coal Oil And Gas Glut Taxing The West's Pipeline Networks http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-and-gas-glut-taxing-wests-pipeline-networks <p>In the first quarter of 2014, the United States surpassed both Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer. It already hit that mark for natural gas in late 2013. All of that oil and gas has to be transported from the fields where it’s drilled to refineries and processing plants.</p><p>Most of that is done by pipeline, but the nation’s pipeline infrastructure isn’t currently up to the task.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 58860 at http://www.kunc.org Oil And Gas Glut Taxing The West's Pipeline Networks Western Coal Exploring Policy And Production Challenges http://www.kunc.org/post/western-coal-exploring-policy-and-production-challenges <p>Industry officials are in Denver for the <a href="http://www.cvent.com/Pub/WebEmails/WebEmail.aspx?em=f1c3b523-58c1-444d-9667-c2873eb94f01&amp;lang=en" target="_blank">National Western Mining Conference</a>. The annual event comes at a time when the coal industry is facing unprecedented policy challenges and court battles.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Grace Hood 55464 at http://www.kunc.org Western Coal Exploring Policy And Production Challenges Catching Up With Former Gov. Bill Ritter On Fracking, Energy Policy http://www.kunc.org/post/catching-former-gov-bill-ritter-fracking-energy-policy <p>Since 2011, former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has traveled the country advising about clean energy policy as director of Colorado State University's <a href="http://cnee.colostate.edu/" target="_blank">Center for the New Energy Economy</a>.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 55166 at http://www.kunc.org Catching Up With Former Gov. Bill Ritter On Fracking, Energy Policy Natural Gas May Be Easier On Climate Than Coal, Despite Methane Leaks http://www.kunc.org/post/natural-gas-may-be-easier-climate-coal-despite-methane-leaks From the standpoint of global warming, burning natural gas can be better than burning coal, a study published this week suggests.<p>This is a contentious issue among people who are opposed to the natural gas drilling practice known as fracking. That technique involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into wells to release far more gas than conventional drilling can. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Richard Harris 49681 at http://www.kunc.org Natural Gas May Be Easier On Climate Than Coal, Despite Methane Leaks