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Natural Gas Isn’t A Bridge Fuel, It’s A Gateway Drug

Unfortunately, gas is more of a gateway drug than a bridge to a clean energy future.
Natural Gas Isn’t A Bridge Fuel, It’s A Gateway Drug
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Via Clean Technica:

In his State of the Union, President Obama added to the conventional wisdom that supplanting coal with natural gas will act as a bridge toward a climate solution. Unfortunately, gas is more of a gateway drug than a bridge to a clean energy future.

1) It’s still a major greenhouse gas.  Sure, natural gas is cleaner than coal, but that’s setting a pretty low bar.  Even if my shit smells sweeter than most, it’s still shit.

Natural gas–powered electricity still pours 1.22 lbs of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere for every kilowatt-hour of electricity it produces. That’s 6 tons of CO2 ...

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