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If Natural Gas Is A Bridge To A Clean Energy Future, It’s A Short, Uncertain Bridge

Fast Company dissects the true environmental impact of natural gas, scrutinizing its image as the greener fossil fuel:

Although natural gas is often cited as a bridge fuel, the question is whether it continues to be a net positive, especially for the countries that are now trying to develop their unconventional gas resources. Is natural gas a “bridge” to a low-carbon future or an ill-considered, unambitious diversion?

A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute answers that question. And it says while natural gas has a lot of potential to reduce global carbon emissions compared to coal, the extent is limited by practice. It depends on exactly how natural gas is mined and stored, how it’s used, and what its price is relative to other forms of energy.

For more on this topic, see the original article at FastCoexist.com.

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