The two fallacies of gas Part II – Bridging
Natural gas is often referred to as a bridge to the low-carbon economy. By this it is meant that gas is a mechanism through which tailpipe emissions may be reduced, while maintaining a similar pathway of socioeconomic progress that is dependent on the use of fossil fuels. A convenient prospect for fossil fuel companies and a narrative which is surely attractive to preserve. Nonetheless, embedded within the term bridge is the eventuality of net zero emissions, in which the viability of the use of gas is minimal. This is the second fallacy, adding to that of the concerns about methane leakage rates which I described in my earlier blog.