By itself, abundant shale gas unlikely to alter climate projections

A Duke policy analysis appearing in Environmental Science and Technology finds that if natural gas is abundant and less expensive, it will encourage greater consumption of gas and less of coal, renewables and nuclear power. The net effect on the climate will depend on whether the greenhouse gas emissions from producing and consuming natural gas—including carbon dioxide and methane – are lower or higher than emissions avoided by reducing the use of other energy sources.

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