Obama’s Natural Gas ‘Bridge’ May Be On The Verge Of Collapse

Obama’s Natural Gas ‘Bridge’ May Be On The Verge Of Collapse reports Jeff Spross at Climate Progress. Although burning methane emits less greenhouse gas than coal or oil, this incredibly potent greenhouse gas in itself leaks into the atmosphere during extraction and processing, so the total emissions load is still problematic. Then there’s the price – the more you mine it from one well, the more difficult and expensive it is to do so. Ultimately, you have to drill lots of short-lived wells, an expensive undertaking. Gas is only good as a very SHORT bridge – so let’s race over it to renewable clean energy ASAP!

 

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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Source

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/30/3224951/obama-sotu-natural-gas/

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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