Rhetoric vs. Reality, a new report that challenges the potential for fossil gas alternatives (FGAs), such as biogas and synthetic gas to decarbonize buildings, was issued July 14 by Sierra Club and Earthjustice. The report notes that energy use within buildings accounts for 40% of carbon emissions globally. It concludes that “due to the limited supply and high cost of biogas and synthetic gas, and the associated pollution and health impacts, the small and costly amount of FGAs available should be used to decarbonize sectors where there are few or no lower-cost mitigation solutions. Buildings do not meet these criteria.” Click here for a copy of the report.
“Renewable Natural Gas” Challenged by New Report