Thursday, December 06, 2018

We are never going to fix this

2018 was (another) record-breaking year.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are reaching the highest levels on record, scientists projected Wednesday, in the latest evidence of the chasm between international goals for combating climate change and what countries are doing.

Between 2014 and 2016, emissions remained largely flat, leading to hopes that the world was beginning to turn a corner. Those hopes appear to have been dashed. In 2017, global emissions grew 1.6 percent. The rise in 2018 is projected to be 2.7 percent.
There's no such thing as "turning a corner" here, though.  We're never going to fix this. We're headed full bore into making worse, in fact. 
A number of other LNG facilities are either operating or planned in Cameron Parish on the western side of the state, and along the Texas Gulf Coast.

According to FERC, there are more than 110 LNG facilities now operating in the U.S., though many do not export LNG overseas.

As of October, there were five approved export facilities under construction, another five approved but not under construction, and, including the Plaquemines terminal, 18 that have been proposed and are awaiting licensing.

The push for new export terminals has been fueled by the development of hydrofacturing, or “fracking,” to capture gas from shale deposits deep underground. In 2017, the U.S. exported 1.94 billion cubic feet per day of LNG, up from only 0.5 billion cubic feet per day in 2016. All of that LNG product was shipped from Louisiana’s Sabine Pass terminal in Cameron Parish, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Can't turn a corner in the middle of a frack boom.  And to be clear, what's going on in this instance is the domestic gas market is saturated. So we are building the export infrastructure to keep the boom going. In other words, it's a deliberate choice to do more fracking. Even now.

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