11 Apr '11, 2pm

Emissions from #fracking natural gas 2x coal Fracked gas could be 45% US supply by 2035. Not good for #climate at all.

Emissions from #fracking natural gas 2x coal Fracked gas could be 45% US supply by 2035. Not good for #climate at all.

In other words, the natural gas touted as a good way to power the US over the coming decades could be worse than using coal and make it much more difficult to cut greenhouse gas emissions more broadly. Especially when you realize how much of the US energy mix goes to transportation: Converting truck fleets to natural gas and electrifying cars may not be the environmental winner it's conventionally thought to be. Not that continuing to run them on oil is any better though.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/natural-gas-frack...

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