Gas is gasping but follow the money

You will be interested in this hard-hitting bit of investigative journalism by Rebecca Leber.

While solar is replacing coal and gas in electricity generation, electricity is replacing gas for hot water, temperature control, and cooking. And the gas industry is fighting back using the same shoddy tricks the tobacco industry pioneered, and big business has used for generations to fool the public.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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4 Responses to Gas is gasping but follow the money

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Colin, you need to read a short story my daughter and I won a prize for. It is at https://wp.me/p3Xihq-1rY
    🙂

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  2. pendantry says:

    Whew. That was a loooong read!

    It underscores something I’ve always believed: that the decision to label something that is primarily methane as ‘natural’ gas was a cynical and disingenuous marketing ploy.

    The industry embraced the term “natural gas,” which gave the impression that its product was cleaner than any other fossil fuel: A 1934 ad bragged, “The discovery of Natural Gas brought to man the greater and most efficient heating fuel which the world has ever known. Justly is it called—nature’s perfect fuel.”

    Thanks for that link, Bob!

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Naturally, all gas is natural, right?
      This kind of methane is only bacterial farts. Think of that!

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      • pendantry says:

        You’re absolutely right! “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it…”

        The industry embraced the term “ancient bacterial fart gas,” which gave the impression that its product was even more noxious than any other fossil fuel: A 1934 ad bragged, “The discovery of Ancient Bacterial Fart Gas brought to man the most powerfully polluting heating fuel which the world had ever known. Justly is it called—nature’s perfect way to assist in the ultimate objective of destabilising the global climate.”

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