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Posted Fri Feb 14 2014: from The Hill:
Study: Natural gas may not be 'bridge fuel' to fight climate change
The U.S. natural gas infrastructure has far more leaks than federal authorities previously reported, according to new findings. A study released Thursday by Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed that, while natural gas emits less carbon dioxide during combustion than other fossil fuels, the potential for leaks -- which emit the more potent greenhouse gas methane -- put a damper on its "climate benefits."... the study's team of authors who reviewed more than 200 reports found emissions of methane are significantly higher than official estimates, with leaks from the natural gas system being one significant contributor.
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