Reduction In Carbon Emissions Attributed To Cheaper Natural Gas

redOrbit: Lower emission from power plants in 2009 was driven by competitive pricing of natural gas versus coal In 2009, when the United States fell into economic recession, greenhouse gas emissions also fell, by 6.59 percent relative to 2008. In the power sector, however, the recession was not the main cause. Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have shown that the primary explanation for the reduction in CO2 emissions from power generation that year was that......

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