Beacon article on Grist.org by Zoya Teirstein
The electric power sector’s obsession with coal is waning — natural gas, a fuel that emits less CO2 but releases boatloads of methane *, is the next big thing. (https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3227/2016/)
That means the industry isn’t producing as many carbon emissions. I know, I know, this isn’t really gonna cut it as we hurtle toward a significantly hotter planet.
But check this out.
The decline in CO2 emissions from the power sector in 2017 — 4.6 percent — was enough to offset greenhouse gases produced by all other business sectors. (more…)