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Hughes referenced in article on Canada’s green myths

January 29, 2020

Post Carbon Fellow David Hughes analysis was referenced in this in article in The Tyee on climate change mitigation claims around Canada’s liquefied natural gas exports.

From the article:

David Hughes, one of Canada’s foremost energy analysts, recently did the math on life cycle methane emissions from B.C. LNG and new coal plants in China. He found that “best-technology coal would have 19.2 per cent fewer emissions at 20 years than B.C. LNG.”

In other words, “B.C. LNG used to generate electricity in China compared to best-technology coal would increase global emissions, thereby exacerbating an already extremely serious climate problem.”

Don’t expect to hear any of this if you’re in the audience when Canada’s virtue-signalling LNG boosters make their pitch.