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Study: Gas to play major GHG reduction role in near term
While tight carbon constraints could lead to less natural gas being used to generate power in the long run, gas will play a substantial part in the coming decades in enabling substantial near-term carbon emissions reductions, a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study concluded.
“Much has been said about natural gas as a bridge to a low-carbon future, with little underlying analysis to back up this contention,” said Ernest J. Moniz, director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), which produced the report. “The analysis in this study provides the confirmation: Natural gas truly is a bridge to a low-carbon future,” Moniz said June 25 at a Washington press briefing.