We Can Sustain It – March 31, 2023

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Welcome to the monthly digest update that covers the issues that matter to professionals who work in sustainability via the best Energy Central posts on the topic. This digest pulls a few notable articles from the content written by our many experts over the last month, so make sure to return every month for these updates but also be sure to explore other parts of the site to learn more about the various aspects of energy.

Why Blending Hydrogen Into the Gas Supply is Still Just a Pipe Dream

Gavin Mooney

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In this piece, Gavin Mooney, the Country Manager of Australia for Powercloud, takes a look at the supposed promise of hydrogen. Gavin argues that that stats show that blending hydrogen into a gas network would be inefficient and do little to reduce carbon footprints. Additionally, the technology to make any blending possible is a ways off.

This is Why We Need a Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty

Tzeporah Berman

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For this update, Tzeporah Berman, the International Program Director of Stand.Earth, calls for an agreement among countries to not further expand the use of fossil fuels. Tzeporah points out that even just using the energy reserved right now will result in horrendous pollution, so an expansion of more fossil fuel usage would make pollution even worse.

Act of Cooking, Not Fuel Responsible for Indoor Air Quality Says New Report

Energy in Depth

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In this post, Energy in Depth, a blog of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, takes a look at the debate over banning gas stoves. The blog argues that statistics show that the sources of fuel for cooking are not to blame for emissions, instead it is how the food is cooked, so people who care about emissions should look for changes here, rather than banning gas stoves.

Energizing Rural Communities Prize

Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN)

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Here, the Clean Energy Business Network publicizes that the Department of Energy is offering a prize of $15 million as part of an initiative for either individuals or organizations to come up with ways for rural areas to improve energy systems and increase clean energy. The initiative offers projects for up to 90 runner ups.

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