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How Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas Can Help Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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How Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas Can Help Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The latest Graphic Intelligence compares life cycle emissions from Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) and weighted average life cycle emissions by the power sector in the 13 major import markets. What this shows is that exporting LNG to China, India, Japan, and Taiwan would likely lower global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions because those countries rely so much on power from coal and oil. Exporting LNG to the other major potential markets, however, would increase net GHG emissions because those countries rely on low-GHG sources for a significant portion of their power needs.

For the comprehensive analysis, read “Clearing the Air: How Canadian LNG Exports Could Help Meet World Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals.” 

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