7 07, 2021

Natural Gas Heaters: Environmentally Friendly Options

By |2021-08-26T11:12:42+00:00July 7, 2021|Natural Gas|Comments Off on Natural Gas Heaters: Environmentally Friendly Options

Time may soon be up for natural gas heaters. That is because the fuel has a negative impact on the climate. Due to this, there are rising calls to phase out gas use in buildings and houses. For example, the City of Yarra in Melbourne has promised to switch council buildings from gas to electricity by 2030. Additionally, the council has put pressure on the state government to ban natural gas connections in new homes. That would fit with Victoria’s [...]

23 06, 2021

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): How It Affects Australia

By |2021-09-09T14:51:01+00:00June 23, 2021|Natural Gas|Comments Off on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): How It Affects Australia

Australia’s Federal Resources Minister, Keith Pitt, supports liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. He confirmed this in May 2021. Pitt announced his backing of new LNG projects in Western Australia. This is needed to meet the global demand for gas, he says. Pitt expects this demand to come from Asian countries.Iannucci, E. (2021). Pitt punts more gas. [online] Mining Weekly. Available at: https://www.miningweekly.com/article/pitt-punts-more-gas-2021-05-19 [Accessed 24 May 2021]. In the same month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report. The [...]

10 05, 2021

Fracking: Pros and Cons in Australia

By |2021-09-09T15:00:09+00:00May 10, 2021|Fracking, Natural Gas|Comments Off on Fracking: Pros and Cons in Australia

We need to take a look at the pros and cons of fracking. Why? Because fracking in Australia could increase. Government advisors want fewer fracking restrictions. In turn, the federal government has pushed a “gas-led recovery” from the COVID-19 recession.Hepburn, S. (2020). 4 reasons why a gas-led economic recovery is a terrible, naïve idea. [online] The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/4-reasons-why-a-gas-led-economic-recovery-is-a-terrible-na-ve-idea-145009 [Accessed 28 Apr. 2021]. What is hydraulic fracturing? Fracking is a common way to say hydraulic fracturing. Miners use [...]

20 04, 2021

Natural Gas BBQs: Alternatives You Should Consider

By |2021-08-26T13:27:59+00:00April 20, 2021|Natural Gas|Comments Off on Natural Gas BBQs: Alternatives You Should Consider

Natural gas BBQs are one option for outdoor cooking at home. The gas industry, however, is a major source of methane emissions.Mazengarb, M. (2020). Methane emissions surge to new record in blow to gas lobby. [online] RenewEconomy. Available at: https://reneweconomy.com.au/methane-emissions-surge-to-new-record-in-blow-to-gas-lobby-12924/) [Accessed 19 Mar. 2021]. This calls into question these BBQs’ climate credentials. What are natural gas BBQs? Natural gas BBQs use the gas supplied by your local utility company. These models don’t use charcoal or gas bottles as fuel. Instead, [...]

20 04, 2021

Natural Gas in Australia – All You Need to Know

By |2021-08-26T11:05:15+00:00April 20, 2021|Natural Gas|Comments Off on Natural Gas in Australia – All You Need to Know

The Australian government wants to widen the role of natural gas in Australia. It believes that the resource can help drive the nation’s economic recovery.Toscano, N.O., Nick (2021). What is the role of gas in a green economy? [online] The Sydney Morning Herald. Available at: https://www.smh.com.au/national/what-is-the-role-of-gas-in-a-green-economy-20210115-p56ud9.html [Accessed 12 Mar. 2021]. However, Australian natural gas is not the clean and cheap fuel that the government says it is.Climate Council. (2020). Passing Gas: Why Renewables are the Future | Report. [online] Available [...]

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