Can a little-known, fledgling industry make the oil and gas industry more efficient and a little less dangerous to the climate by tackling methane leakage? A new report offers a close look at "methane mitigation."
A new study confirms that “increased natural gas use for electricity will not substantially reduce US GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions, and by delaying deployment of renewable energy technologies, may actually exacerbate the climate change problem in the long term.”
The good news: some emissions are lower. The bad news: the study probably missed the super-emitters. The ugly news: natural gas from even the best fracked wells is still a climate-destroying fossil fuel.