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Submission + - MIT Says Natural Gas Best to Lower Carbon Emission (nytimes.com)

eldavojohn writes: This week MIT released a comprehensive hundred page report entitled "The Future of Natural Gas" that outlined the many scenarios the United States faces when aiming to reduce carbon emissions. From the New York Times recap, 'The scenario goes like this, according to MIT: Nuclear power, renewable energy and carbon capture and sequestration are relatively expensive next to gas. Conventional coal is no longer a major source of power generation in the United States. "Natural gas is the substantial winner in the electric sector: The substitution effect, mainly gas generation for coal generation, outweighs the demand reduction effect."' Will this urging produce a policy shift from renewable energy like wind to natural gas for the United States?
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MIT Says Natural Gas Best to Lower Carbon Emission

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