No matter how you drill it, using natural gas as an energy source is a smart move in the battle against global climate change and a good transition step on the road toward low-carbon energy from wind, solar and nuclear power. This is from a new study by Cornell Professor Lawrence M. Cathles, published in the most recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems.
From a greenhouse point of view, it would be better to replace coal
electrical facilities with nuclear plants, wind farms and solar panels,
but replacing them with natural gas stations will be faster, cheaper and
achieve 40 percent of the low-carbon-fast benefit.
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