Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

September 25, 2014 5:58 AM

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Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

Will burning cheap gas just make us use more energy and delay the rise of renewables?

Switching from coal to natural gas for power generation won't do much to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and might even raise them slightly, in part because it will discourage the use of carbon-free renewable energy, according to a study released Wednesday.

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