CLNG Releases Report Bashing Coal in Effort to Promote LNG Exports

stone in glass houseThe Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) released a new report earlier this week that purportedly shows the global environmental benefits of exporting LNG. The Pace Global-authored report, titled “LNG and Coal Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions” (full copy below) found greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-generated electrical power to be 92 percent to 194 percent higher than from power generated from U.S.-produced LNG in five key international markets. Yes, CLNG is targeting another fossil fuel, coal, to justify itself–which is not a healthy thing in our opinion. Everyone (except Cornell professors Robert Haworth and Tony Ingraffea) knows that natural gas burns cleaner and is better for the environment than coal. But coal has its place and is an important energy source. At MDN we don’t throw stones in our fossil fuel glass house. CLNG has decided to capitalize on the mass-hysteria surrounding global warming (a condition that doesn’t actually exist) to try and make a case for more LNG exports. A poor strategy–but it’s one CLNG is pursuing, so we’re bringing you their announcement along with a full copy of the report that concludes exporting more LNG from the U.S. is good for Mother Earth…

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