This week sees two crucial energy meetings in Japan, a country which remains one of the most prominent financiers of fossil fuels.
Scientists warn that natural gas “cannot be a solution towards a zero-emission future.”
A new academic paper outlines why gas is not a so-called bridge fuel to a zero emission future. The scientists conclude that “a fossil fuel with a high climate impact, often hidden under a misleading narrative, which hinders decarbonization via infrastructure expansion, and so creates carbon lock-in effects and bears high economic risk, cannot be a solution towards a zero-emission future.”
Reporting from Raleigh: Breaking the Gas ‘Bridge Fuel’ Myth
Clearly, gas is not a ‘bridge fuel’ to renewable energy, nor a viable climate solution for North Carolina – it’s a fast track to climate disaster.
Breaking! Gas Still Isn’t a Bridge Fuel
Gas is dirty, expensive, and unnecessary – so why is the fossil fuel industry calling it a ‘bridge fuel’? Our new report unpacks and debunks the enduring myth that gas can form a ‘bridge’ to a safe climate.
International Study: No Room for New Gas in Ireland’s Energy Transition
A new study by Oil Change International has found that drilling for more new gas in Irish waters is not compatible with achieving the Paris Agreement to limit climate change. The report assesses the role of fossil gas in the energy system against the background of Ireland’s own decarbonization targets, and our obligations under the Paris Agreement.
Gas Is Not a Bridge Fuel: Why Ireland’s Climate Goals Cannot Be Met with More Gas
Ireland is on course to miss both its short-term climate commitments within EU legislation, and its long-term target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by between 80 and 95 percent by 2050. Expanded gas extraction will only make it more difficult to achieve these goals, and must be avoided in order to achieve a safe climate future.
Burning the Gas ‘Bridge Fuel’ Myth
This analysis provides five clear reasons why fossil gas is not a “bridge fuel.” It shows that even with zero methane leakage, gas is not a climate change solution.