Don’t Let Gas Provide False Sense of Climate Security
- Dec 12, 2019 5:39 pm GMT
In the midst of our climate crisis, and unprecedented calls for action, 2019 is turning out to be another record year for climate warming greenhouse gas pollution. And we are still not on track to meet our emissions-reduction goals. There is certainly cause for optimism with smarter energy use, renewable energy, and other clean technologies beating out fossil fuels on price, utilities making ambitious climate pledges, and coal use at record lows. But gas, still being promoted by some as a bridge fuel to a clean energy future, has quickly gone from being one of the drivers of emission reductions through its replacement of coal, to one of the biggest drivers of emissions growth both in the United States and globally. Future trends for expansion are worrying.
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