Pipeline Beats Heat Pumps? June 17 2019, 0 Comments

Marie French of Politico NY Energy (Politico New York Energy Newsletter 2019 06 14) reports on a study, Life Cycle Analysis of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project:

A report commissioned by National Grid on the lifecycle emissions of the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline finds that greenhouse gas emissions would be lower than a no-pipeline scenario that assumes more aggressive adoption of heat pumps than NYSERDA's analysis. The report claims that's true in a scenario including upstream methane leakage estimates from the Environmental Defense Fund, as well. Opponents slammed the report as "cherry-picked" because it only looks at a comparison over 10 years.