Sunday, May 19, 2013

US should help China develop fracking and natural gas as part of reducing global carbon emissions

Today, on his Global Public Square (GPS) program, Fareed Zakaria said that the United States’ carbon footprint has been decreasing as its increase of natural gas increases while dependence on coal decreases.
He also said that the United States should help China develop fracking technology and develop natural gas instead of coal as part of a strategy to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. 
He admitted that some people see fracking as controversial and said that the debate about it in the ISD is healthful, and that the same debate probably would not happen in China.
The most recent Zakaria item on natural gas seems to be here
Zakaria’s comments fall in line with the “Pickens Plan” for using natural gas as a bridge fuel. 

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