The likelihood of extreme drops in power generation from total or partial plant shutdowns will triple in the next 50 years
RICHMOND, Va. — The upper James River watershed and the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia and the Appalachian mountains in West Virginia and Virginia are among the regions that would be resilient to drought, rising temperatures and other threats associated with climate change, according to a study released Monday by The Nature Conservancy.
Raymond Learsy: Well. I think people will be, in 2020, will be saying aren't we fortunate to be the Saudi Arabia of natural gas and that we have been able to develop this natural resource, this American resource, safely, responsibly and it has enhanced the lives of almost every American. Natural gas is a feedstock for much of our chemical production. Natural gas has been an absolute shot in the arm to our steel industry; the piping and the new drilling equipment that is being used and produced. It has created, in places like North Dakota where you also have shale oil as well as shale gas, a boom.
There is massive employment, not unemployment, but employment to the point they can't fill jobs in North Dakota and they can't find a place to live, they can't find apartments and they can't find a place to stay. I mean, the boom there is staggering and that boom is going to spread around the United States, if it's permitted to do so, if we have a coherent, intelligent and sensible discussion on this issue. And I think that the potential is so enormous that by 2020 the whole idea of energy independence will have been dissipated because of our resources in natural gas.
THE Federal Opposition has jumped on a report from the Department of Agriculture showing the cost of transport for the food industry may rise as a result of the impending carbon tax.
The majority of Australians oppose putting a price on carbon and support Coalition plans to scrap the carbon tax.
The majority of Australians oppose government plans to price carbon, new polling reveals.
Sixty-three per cent say they're against the introduction of a fixed price on carbon, leading to an emissions trading scheme.
And 57 per cent say they're in favour of coalition plans to scrap carbon pricing.