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What would a stovetop "jet-powered infrared gas-range burner" look like and how would it work? Is heating really only via thermal infrared radiation?

NPR's February 4, 2023 podcast with transcript Gas stove makers have a pollution solution. They're just not using it mentions: The natural gas industry saw regulators' interest and worried the CPSC ...
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Is there any efficient and small-scale compost heat recovery(CHR) system?

I want to develop a system mainly based on compost heat recovery technology. Much research has already been in the past years and some good DIY designs established for farms to warm greenhouses. But ...
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How much methane is lost in extraction and transmision from different sources? [duplicate]

In recent years there has been a significant move towards electricity generation from natural gas. This has in large part been driven by the desire to reduce green house gas release. However methane ...
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Is the natural gas sold to other countries by Russia produced in a more environmentally detrimental way than the natural gas sold by the US? How? Why?

In the NPR podcast and transcript Former NSA McMaster proposes climate policy to pressure Russia is the following exchange between reporter Michel Martin and former National Security Advisor, General ...
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Propane vs. natural gas stove - indoor air quality?

I've seen plenty of articles about gas stoves and the impact on indoor air quality. Specifically, there are reports of much higher CO2, NOx, PM 2.5 particulates, and formaldehyde, relative to electric ...
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How much methane is leaked for each kWh delivered to my home?

Given how leaky natural gas infrastructure is, reducing my usage at home (by turning back the thermostat, or using more efficient appliances) will also result in reduced methane emissions throughout ...
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Which countries, regions, or cities have banned natural gas in new construction?

Last week, the city of Denver, U.S.A. announced a proposal to ban all new natural gas connections by 2030. From The Denverite: Changes to natural gas rules will come via revisions to Denver’s ...
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Should I turn off my Gas Water Heater if I will be gone for 3 days?

I have a gas water heater. If I go out of town for a week during warm months, I've been told that I will save energy if I turn the heater off before I leave. Would that still be true if I was going to ...
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What's the current price of power to gas fuel?

I've been curious about power to gas technology. I've read up on the immense energy losses as you split water to hydrogen and then using the Sabatier reaction to generate methane. Do we know given the ...
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Why aren't all nuclear plants running at their full installed power to decrease emissions?

Looking at the electricity map I can see that many countries operating nuclear power plants are not running them at their full installed power, e.g.: Sweden: 5.54 GW of 9.10 GW capacity France: 38.00 ...
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How much does the methane content of natural gas vary, and what is the impact?

According to Wikipedia, natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a ...
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Are oil and natural gas inherently linked?

I've heard a lot of people push for natural gas as a fuel for generating electrical power. However, oil is said to be a very dirty fuel. Aren't oil and natural gas harvested from the same sources? The ...
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Is the cost of non-fossil fuel LCOE misleading?

Natural gas is a waste product. Its "cost" is almost entirely profit. All renewables can do is compete down this margin, they can never beat gas. If renewables are cheaper that just means some ...
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Life cycle analysis comparing natural gas and propane prior to combustion?

I am choosing between natural gas and propane for a boiler. I see a discussion here where the accepted response primarily deals with the CO2 released during actual burning of the gas. I am curious to ...
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Will natural gas or propane generators also run off of methane?

I'm looking at building a sustainable energy project that will convert biogas (methane) into electricity. I haven't found any biogas or methane electric generators for sale. It seems that there are ...
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better to heat house with gas or with electricity?

Is it better to heat house with gas or electricity? We have gas insert and gas heating but am looking at other options for sustainable energy use. Thank you!
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Can Siberia's greenhouse gas be harvested?

Russian scientists find 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas. I wonder if it makes business sense to harvest these explosive gases and turn them into liquid natural gas for later ...
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Types and quantities of air pollutants by fuel, per kWh, for electricity generation?

An often repeated claim is that transitioning from coal to natural gas reduces air pollution... but what pollutants? and by how much? how is the potential reduction calculated? While natural gas (...
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Water heater vs stovetop: most efficient way to heat water using natural gas?

When I am going to boil a pot of water for cooking, will the total energy consumption be less if I start with hot water from the tap? A few considerations: Both the water heater and the stove burn ...
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How much gas does it take to heat water from 15 to 60 degrees C?

There's a great answer about heating water with electricity, where anyone can easily get an idea how much would it cost to heat water just by applying one's price for kWh. I'm looking for the same ...
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Is it possible to calculate energy efficiency of a flat by knowing how much energy was consumed for heating?

During 6 days my heating system consumed 11,4 m3 of natural gas keeping its temperature at 20 degrees of Celsius. No human or other energy source (except for refrigerator) was inside the flat at that ...
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Relative environmental impact of various portable gasses [closed]

I am interested in implications of using various gasses that are commonly packaged in small containers for household use, such as propane, butane and so forth. It is mostly for awareness purposes, and ...
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How is Natural Gas more sustainable as fuel than Gasoline?

In California, there are many natural gas vehicle options that are being promoted as more sustainable than regular gasoline vehicles. Natural gas is a by product of the natural processes that create ...
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Should I use my wood fireplace?

I live in a relatively modern (built 1983) home, which has a fireplace in the living room. How should I decide if I should use the fireplace for heat, or strictly use use the natural-gas central ...
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