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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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“If we build out a huge infrastructure for gas now and continue to use it as the bridge fuel, we haven’t really exhausted the other possibilities, we’re gonna be stuck with stranded assets in 10 or 20 or 30 years,” Kerry told a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum. “Gas is primarily methane and we have a huge methane problem, folks.”

If we continue down a dead-end path with renewables, I disagree with Kerry's belief we will be stuck with stranded assets for gas. Solar and wind need gas, every minute of every day - to be at the ready for the moment when the wind dies, or the sun is covered by a cloud (or at night, when solar is useless). The false promise of "storage", notwithstanding.

The natural gas infrastructure we've built would remain valuable. Worthless, however, would be any promise of a low carbon economy - and any attempt to preserve the world, as we know it today, for our descendants.

That "gas is primarily methane and we have a huge methane problem, folks,” is indisputable.


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