Natural gas switch won’t slow climate change, study suggests

October 22, 2014 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.

Five teams of experts from around the world, using five different sets of computer model simulations, looked at what would happen if natural gas — also known as methane — remains cheap and plentiful and nothing else changes, such as policy mandates. They all came to the same conclusion.

“It doesn’t reduce climate change,” said study lead author Haewon McJeon, an economist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Read the full article HERE on CBC News.

 

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Climate, Energy.

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