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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New RFF report asks the right questions on natgas

Resources for the Future has released a new report detailing a list of critical research questions about natural gas production, distribution, and use, and the place of natgas in a sustainable energy future.

It is time to take stock of what is known, what is uncertain, and what is unknown about the economic and environmental consequences of the natural gas revolution.
The report presents 24 “critical questions” that fall into seven categories related to the
production and consumption of natural gas:
  1. supply;
  2. demand;
  3. economic impacts;
  4. environmental (and public health) impacts;
  5. climate interactions and impacts;
  6. regulation and other approaches to reduce risks; and
  7. international implications.
The report is a must-read for researchers and policymakers. The report asks the right questions.  When will they be answered?

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