National Renewable Energy Laboratory‘s (NREL) Ella Chow says that Denton fracked gas power plants are not needed. NREL will help Denton Municipal Energy (DME) find a way to go 100% renewable now. But some on the Denton City Council are refusing to allow an independent analysis of DME’s plan that requires fracked gas power plants.
Chow will appear with Josh Fox for a Q&A in Denton on February 17th when Josh’s new film screens at the Thin Line Film Festival.
Thin Line Film Festival
214 W Hickory
HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD
(AND LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE)
February 17th at 7:00 pm
Order tickets online or call the box office M-F, 11:00 – 1:00
Q&A after the film
Then head over to Sweetwater Grill & Tavern for an after party
With Josh Fox and hosted by Earthworks
One free drink and munchies.
Josh Fox is kicking off his 100 city Let Go and Love Tour in Denton, Texas where residents voted to ban fracking in a landslide vote. The fracking industry used the Texas Legislature to strip away a 100-year tradition of concurrent regulation, making fracking bans illegal and handing over local control of oil and gas to the industry.
Unbelievably, after all Denton has been through, DME now wants to put dirty fracked gas power plants in the city.
Kevin Anderson, a climate scientist who does research for the Tyndall Manchester Climate Change Research center, says we will not meet the goals set in Paris at COP21 by building more natural gas power plants.
Other scientists agree. From PBS News Hour:
“Using these new, best available data and a 20-year time period for comparing the warming potential of methane to carbon dioxide, the conclusion stands that both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, for any possible use of natural gas and particularly for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.”
DME is holding another dog and pony show in Denton that may be a disguised as “due diligence.” Please show up!
TOMORROW, January 23rd at 9:30 AM
Denton City Hall, 215 E. McKinney
Come armed with questions.
The question we ask in Denton: How can we get our leaders to consider the technology available?