26 Sep '13, 2pm

China's Synthetic Gas Plants Would be Greenhouse Giants

China's Synthetic Gas Plants Would be Greenhouse Giants

Huge scale of gas-from-coal plants ‘an environmental disaster in the making DURHAM, N.C. — Coal-powered synthetic natural gas plants being planned in China would produce seven times more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional natural gas plants, and use up to 100 times the water as shale gas production, according to a new study by Duke University researchers. These environmental costs have been largely neglected in the drive to meet the nation’s growing energy needs, the researchers say, and might lock China on an irreversible and unsustainable path for decades to come. “Using coal to make natural gas may be good for China’s energy security, but it’s an environmental disaster in the making,” said Robert B. Jackson, Nicholas Professor of Environmental Sciences and director of the Duke Center on Global Change. “At a minimum, Chinese policymakers should delay implementing...

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