Friday, August 5, 2011

New Study Says Marcellus Gas Burns Cleaner than Coal

A peer-reviewed Carnegie-Mellon University study published August 5, 2011, claims Marcellus gas emits 20-50% fewer green house gases than coal when used to produce electricity. The report analyzed life cycle green house gas emissions from the production and consumption of Marcellus gas and found it to be essentially the same as conventional natural gas. This finding refutes a Cornell University study released earlier this year that found Marcellus gas to be worse for global warming than coal.

Click here to read the entire study

Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
August 5, 2011

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