More than gas is needed to control GHGs, NARUC committee told

02/11/2013
Growing natural gas use has clearly helped reduce US carbon emissions, but it can't be expected to bring greenhouse gases to desired lower levels, three experts told two National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' committees on Feb. 4. "The question is not whether gas is more effective than cap-and-trade or other carbon pricing programs, but what we can do in total to achieve the goal of not allowing global temperatures to rise 2° C. by 2035," said Kelly Speakes-Bachman, a member of Maryland's Public Service Commission. Gas is responsible for a 31% drop in GHG emissions in Maryland the eight other Mid-Atlantic and New England states that comprise the Regional Green...
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