Life Cycle GHG Emissions from Shale Gas

On Mon. July 21, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America posted (ahead of print) an important research paper entitled: Harmonization of Initial Estimates of Shale Gas Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Electric Power Generation. The report includes the following conclusion:

After harmonization, we find that per unit electrical output, the central tendency of current estimates of GHG emissions from shale gas-generated electricity indicates life cycle emissions less than half those from coal and roughly equivalent to those from conventional natural gas.

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