In this heavily drilled North Texas city, a UK-based investigative reporter finds echoes of TotalEnergie’s oil exploitation of Nigeria, Iraq, and Kurdistan.
The diminutive reactors are likely to be just as prone to delays and cost overruns as their behemoth predecessors.
Hazards from high temperatures inspire oil and gas companies to vent more than 500,000 pounds of toxins during 17 reported events. The Texas regulator did not respond to questions from Inside Climate News.
The Texas Lege’s failure to reform energy-intensive bitcoin mining in Texas means the industry will continue to expand alongside record-setting grid demand, extreme weather disasters, water strain, and rising consumer energy costs. Second thoughts, anyone?
Attacks on US energy infrastructure across the US are increasing. Meanwhile, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is mulling shifting more security obligations from plant owners to local law enforcement.
Even in the best of worlds the climate argument for gas is strained. But CPS Energy’s shift from coal to gas will be dogged by high leak rates, Republicans, and regulators.