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  •  You have a valid point. Natural gas is generally (0+ / 0-)

    thought to be only about half as bad as coal in terms of carbon emissions/BTU, however those traditional numbers probably are for pure natural gas coming not taking into account the methane and other pollutants released during Fracking.

    My assumption has been our long-term goals are to get to 100% renewable energy generation, and in the mean time shutting down coal plants is such a priority that even substituting natural gas is an improvement, however, we need to check this assumption if the natural gas is coming from natural gas because my understanding is that the methane released is 25 times as bad for global warming as carbon dioxide.

    I'll check into this, thanks getzmore.

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    by HoundDog on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:21:44 AM PDT

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