Energy/Gas – not valid transition from coal

Here are some extracts from recent report from Climate Progress

-Air sampling by NOAA over Colorado Finds 4% Methane Leakage, More Than Double Industry Claims

… unless leakage rates for new methane can be kept below 2%, substituting gas for coal is not an effective means for reducing the magnitude of future climate change.

“It’s great to get some actual numbers from the field,” says Robert Howarth, a Cornell researcher…..industry has fought efforts to get more data.

The fact that natural gas is a bridge fuel to nowhere was also demonstrated by the International Energy Agency in its big June 2011 report on gas — see IEA’s “Golden Age of Gas Scenario” Leads to More Than 6°F Warming and Out-of-Control Climate Change.  That study — which had both coal and oil consumption peaking in 2020 — made abundantly clear that if we want to avoid catastrophic warming, we need to start getting off of all fossil fuelsASAP.

to Climate Progress report

by Ray Astbury

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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