natural gas

High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

As winter comes to the northern hemisphere, impacting the global energy system, increased fossil fuel prices are stretching U.S. families’ finances to, and past, the breaking point. In Connecticut, the sharp increase in the number of people seeking heating bill assistance is “just unbelievable,” Joanne Balaschak, director of energy programs at New Opportunities, in Waterbury, […]

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    Heating Costs Are Rising. Here’s How to Lower Your Bill

    Heating Costs Are Rising. Here’s How to Lower Your Bill

    This winter, Americans are projected to pay the highest price in a decade to heat their homes.  A recent study by The National Energy Assistance Directors Association estimates that the average U.S. household will pay 17.2% more for heating costs — $177 more on average — compared to last year, which already saw record-breaking prices. […]

    Burst Nord Stream Pipes Could Be One of the Worst Natural Gas Leaks Ever

    Burst Nord Stream Pipes Could Be One of the Worst Natural Gas Leaks Ever

    The methane leaking from Nord Stream pipes into the Baltic Sea may be one of the worst natural gas leaks in history, scientists say. Although the breached pipes were not in operation, they still contained natural gas when they were damaged. The leaking natural gas primarily consists of methane, a leading contributor to global warming. […]

    Russia Shuts Off Nord Stream Gas Pipeline to Europe

    Russia Shuts Off Nord Stream Gas Pipeline to Europe

    Russia indefinitely cut off delivery of methane-based gas to Europe, Gazprom said Friday. The state-owned energy company blamed the Nord Stream 1 pipeline shutdown on maintenance issues, just hours after the G-7 announced a joint cap on Russian oil prices, itself an effort to reduce Russia revenue from foreign fossil fuel sales. The full shut […]

    Natural Gas Inside Homes Contains Toxic Compounds, Study Finds

    Natural Gas Inside Homes Contains Toxic Compounds, Study Finds

    A new study from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that the natural gas piped into homes for cooking and heating actually contains toxic volatile organic compounds, including chemicals linked to cancer. Research from the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard (C-CHANGE) in collaboration with PSE […]