The greenhouse-gas benefits of shale

12/9/2012 | Forbes

The U.S. shale gas boom is helping reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to a level not seen in 20 years, writes Julie Carey, an energy expert with Navigant Economics. "It is interesting to note that the progress already made can be attributed significantly to natural market solution as the shale gas revolution facilitates the displacement of coal by natural gas-fired power generation without specific government intervention or subsidization," Carey writes.

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