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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 ...