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Perfora, Chico, Perfora

David Hughes   Dec 10, 2013   

En Perfora, Chico, Perfora, J. David Hughes ha analizado en profundidad e investigado rigurosamente la posibilidad de diversos combustibles no convencionales para generar abundancia energetica. … >>

Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale

David Hughes   Dec 2, 2013   

Written by PCI Fellow J. David Hughes and published in partnership by Post Carbon Institute and Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, this report provides the first publicly … >>

Drill, Baby, Drill: Can Unconventional Fuels Usher in a New Era of Energy Abundance?

David Hughes   Feb 19, 2013   

In this landmark report, PCI Fossil Fuel Fellow David Hughes takes a far-ranging and painstakingly researched look at the prospects for various unconventional fuels to provide energy abundance for … >>

REPORT: Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shale Gas Compared to Coal: An Analysis of Two Conflicting Studies

David Hughes   Jun 30, 2011   

A recent series of studies and rebuttals have debated the greenhouse gas impacts of shale gas production as compared to coal. Post Carbon Institute Fellow David Hughes, author of the … >>

REPORT: Natural Gas Report Supplements: Public Health, Agriculture, Transportation

Richard Gilbert Anthony Perl Brian Schwartz Cindy Parker David Hughes Michael Bomford   Jun 1, 2011   

The challenges posed by shale gas production have serious implications for the future of agriculture, transportation, and health in the United States. In this collection of articles, PCI … >>

REPORT: Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century?

David Hughes   May 29, 2011   

[See our February 2013 follow-up report, Drill, Baby, Drill, here.]   In Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century?, geoscientist David Hughes (formerly of Geological Survey … >>

ENERGY: Hydrocarbons in North America

David Hughes   Jan 24, 2011   

EXCERPT: The sheer scale of our dependency on nonrenewable, energy-dense "fossilized sunshine" is often lost on those who believe that renewable energy sources can supplant … >>