The false promise of “renewable natural gas”

Vox | Feb 14, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  • To stay in line with the targets laid out in the Paris climate agreement, the US needs to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, known as “deep decarbonization”.
  • Finally, a more optimistic study by the gas industry itself found that, if RNG is combined with synthetic natural gas (SNG) made from electrolyzed hydrogen and captured carbon, it could replace 6 to 13 percent of the US demand for pipeline gas by 2040.
  • To summarize: decarbonizing buildings with electrification saves homeowners and developers money.