Liquefied Natural Gas and Climate ChangeThe Global Context

Publication - Oct. 27, 2014 - By Matt Horne, Josha MacNab

Developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is currently the main focus of the British Columbia government. Despite concerns about the increase in domestic carbon pollution that will result from this development, the February 2014 provincial speech from the throne claimed that exporting LNG is the “greatest single step British Columbia can take to fight climate change.” This paper explores the validity of this claim and examines the role of natural gas in the transition to a low-carbon future.


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