Steve Horn

Coyote Springs Natural Gas Plant, Oregon, USA. Photo: Portland General Electric via Flickr (CC BY-ND).

Natural gas leaks from power plants, refineries, 100 times greater than thought

Steve Horn
DeSmogBlog
| 22nd March 2017
Natural gas is meant to be a far lower carbon fuel than coal, writes Steve Horn. But a new study shows that methane leaks from gas power plants and oil refineries are 20-120 times higher than thought. And with methane a greenhouse gas almost 100 times stronger than CO2 over 20 years, the leaks are equivalent to about a tenth of the US's CO2 emissions.

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President Barack Obama with Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Barack Obama via Flickr.com.

Fracking weaponized - Joe Biden's Ukraine crusade

Steve Horn
| 25th April 2014
For the US fracking industry - and for Vice-President Joe Biden - fracking is more than just a way to bring in vast amounts of cash, writes Steve Horn. It's also a key weapon in the US's long war with Russia, as Biden made clear this week in Kiev.

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Lawrence Torcello - eco-philosopher, climate hero. Photo: Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ecologist author targetted in 'climate hate' campaign

Steve Horn
| 27th March 2014
Lawrence Torcello argued that those who fund climate change denial in order to undermine the public's understanding of science should be held 'criminally and morally negligent'. He was unprepared for the ensuing torrent of misrepresentation and hatred.

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The US military is the world's single largest consumer of fossil fuels. Pictured here is US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS John C Stennis. Photo: Defence Images via Flickr.com.

Pentagon warns of climate change 'devastation'

Steve Horn
| 6th March 2014
Unlike many US politicians the Pentagon is a firm believer in climate science. But although it foretells climate devastation on a global scale, reports Steve Horn, it has no credible plan to cut its own gigantic fossil fuel burn.

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