29 Mar '17, 12pm

News: Natural-gas plants cut carbon, but methane emissions can be 100 times higher than expected

Stephen Edelstein Mar 29, 2017 Cooling tower at power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo While renewable energy gets significant press as an alternative to coal in electricity generation, it isn't the main factor in decreasing the use of that carbon-intensive fuel. Thanks to its generally lower cost, natural gas is quickly displacing other fuels in the nation's power plants. In addition to its cost benefit for electric utilities, natural gas comes with the environmental advantage that burning it to generate electricity generates significantly lower carbon emissions per kilowatt-hour than coal. DON'T MISS: Methane from livestock nearing worst-case scenario for climate change: scientist (Dec 2016) But a new study indicates natural gas may in fact be quite harmful to the environment in its own way. Methane emissions from natural-gas pow...

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