Tue Jul 5th, 2022 at 12:38:47 PM EST
U.S. Supplies More Natural Gas to Europe than Russia
An FTI Consulting Presentation Pulls Back the Veil on Fossil Fuel PR | DeSmog |
The 2015 slides describe "discrediting" science, "debunking" documentaries, and positioning its fracking industry project Energy In Depth "at the center of the shale boom's biggest moments."
FTI's claim in the 2015 presentation to have been instrumental for the oil industry isn't bluster. In November 2020, a New York Times investigation found that "FTI has been involved in the operations of at least 15 current and past influence campaigns promoting fossil-fuel interests in addition to its direct work for oil and gas clients."
This is reflected in the 2015 presentation, in which FTI touted its connections to dozens of fossil fuel and chemical companies, including Shell, Halliburton, and Range Resources, and lists groups like the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Shale Resource Centre Canada, and the Center for Liquified Natural Gas under the heading "redefining communications support." The presentation focuses on what is perhaps FTI's best-known project for the fossil fuel industry: Energy In Depth, a project that's served as a "rapid response platform" for the shale industry.
Outside experts called the presentation revealing.
DeSmog: coal and fossil fuel lobby in Washington DC and Ukraine war effort
The Oil and Gas Industry is Using the War in Ukraine to Profit and Push Its Interests | DeSmog - Mar 23, 2022 |
Activists warn that calls for energy independence are just "peace washing" the fossil fuels that enabled this conflict.
When Russia invaded Crimea, the EU and United States issued a joint statement stressing the importance of promoting U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports for Europe. It was 2014 and "American gas" would save Europe from being dependent on Russian gas imports.
Eight years later, Russia again invaded Ukraine on February 24. Europe still imports more than 40 percent of its gas from Russia, and the American fossil fuel industry is still pushing the U.S. government to implement policies that "ensure long-term American energy leadership and security," as the American Petroleum Institute wrote in a February 28 letter to the U.S. Department of Energy.
"It's time to change the course and return America to its dominant role in global energy," read another letter that [eleven] Republican members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources sent to President Joe Biden several days later.
"Mr. President, America is the world's energy superpower. It is time we started acting like one."
These are just two examples of the wider trend of the fossil fuel industry and its allies "using the crisis as a proxy to expand U.S. energy exports," said Julieta Biegner, U.S. campaign and communications officer for Global Witness. "We've seen a PR blip of executives and representatives [from the fossil fuel industry] claiming that the U.S. can come to Europe's rescue."
Enduring Long-term American Energy Leadership
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following joint statement on U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm's meeting with leaders from the U.S. refining industry.
API, AFPM Joint Statement on Sec. Granholm's Meeting with U.S. Refiners | June 23, 2022 |
Gas shortage and price surge fuels German economic crisis coming years
Germany's energy infrastructure a large graveyard of wasted investment - gas, coal, nuclear ...
European energy solidarity requested by German lawmakers
Leadership, backbone as shown to Biden's blitzkrieg across all NATO nations ...
Enercon wind turbines patents Atlantic CIA espionage by U.S. manufacturer
Industrial espionage has allegedly been conducted by agents of the United States intelligence service against at least 30 German businesses including wind company Enercon. European press reports have circulated about the electronic theft of wind turbine blueprints from Enercon by a department of the CIA. These, it is claimed, were passed on to rival company Kenetech Windpower of California and formed the basis for Kenetech's successful application to have Enercon turbines banned from American soil.
Ukraine is one of the major potential green hydrogen supply regions outside of the EU27+UK
The European Commissioner for Energy, Ms Kadri Simson, noted that the phased approach of the analysis matches well with that of the EU Hydrogen Strategy, moving towards larger scale use of hydrogen post-2030.
“Only through developing a shared vision and goals for an EU hydrogen ecosystem, we can make sure that the EU will lead in building the hydrogen economy for a global clean energy transition” Ms Simson concluded.
The analysis defines that Ukraine, as well as North Africa are the major potential green hydrogen supply regions outside of the EU27+UK.
“We are excited to partner with the European Commission and leverage Ukraine's excellent natural resources to support decarbonisation of Europe through accelerating the export of green hydrogen from Ukraine to Europe”, commented President of the Energy Association “Ukrainian Hydrogen Council” Oleksandr Riepkin.
Under the discussed scheme, existing gas pipelines in Slovakia and the Czech Republic will serve as transit route for hydrogen from Ukraine and south-east Europe to Germany and the rest of the European Union bloc countries after 2035. Ukraine's plans would involve blue and green hydrogen.
By 2040, North Africa and Ukraine have the potential to produce and export more than 500 TWh of green hydrogen, at average production costs well below 2.0 €/kg. This includes 170 TWh of hydrogen from Ukrainian solar PV and wind.
Using Russia gas and oil via the Far Eastern supply lines to India for steel plants - discounts on energy costs
Steering India into a (US) $5 trillion economy with Steel | Dec. 2021 |
India's economy is ranked 6th at about US$2600 billion in nominal GDP terms. CEBR forecasts that the Indian economy will expand by 9 per cent in 2021 and by 7 per cent in 2022 and therefore poised to be the 5th largest by 2024 and 3rd largest by 2030 at the current forecasted growth rates. The target is to be a US$5 trillion economy as measured by the nominal GDP by 2024-25.
To become a US$5 trillion economy, India's GDP needs to go faster than an average of 7.5 per cent in the next four years. Inflation needs to be at 4 per cent to ensure commensurate increase in purchasing power. The target of 5 trillion economy and a global economic powerhouse by 2024-25 is "challenging" but "realizable".
Indian food agriculture dependency of fertilizer in stats
Indian Agriculture needs a Strategic Shift for Improving Fertilizer Response and Overcome Sluggish Foodgrain Production