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  •  Cheap NG did not play the major role (3+ / 0-)

    The major reason US GHG emissions have decreased is public policy changes - primarily energy efficiency and EPA emissions regs.  Totaled these 8 policies accounted for 47% of the redution - more than either cheap gas of the recession.

    "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist."

    by oregonj on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 04:07:19 PM PDT

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    •  I get my numbers from the EPA (2+ / 0-)
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      You're wrong. The EPA emissions regs aren't burnable. They don't provide one single calorie of energy.

      They do make it more economical to switch power generation from coal to NG, but even there it isn't the major reason for that change. The low price of NG IS.

      It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

      by Fishgrease on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 04:13:23 PM PDT

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      •  And regs don't play a role in fuelstock choice???? (0+ / 0-)

        FG, I think  you should talk to some power plant owners, or go to a utility regulatory hearing, before you make unsubstantiated claims.

        "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist."

        by oregonj on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 04:25:16 PM PDT

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