Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Natural gas to get a voice at Copenhagen climate meeting

Some participants at the Copenhagen climate meeting will get a chance to hear about the potential for natural gas to play a role in the move to a low-carbon economy.

American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), the UN Foundation, and the Worldwatch Institute are staging a Dec. 12 event: "Natural Gas, Renewables, and Efficiency: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy."

Confirmed speakers include Aubrey K. McClendon, ACSF chairman and chief executive officer of Cheasapeake Energy Corp.

Compared with coal, gas allows a 50-70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the application, event organizers said. The discussion, to be held at the Danish Society of Engineers building, will focus on actions to replace high-emitting fuels with gas, increase energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy.

Since its founding in 2007 the not-for-profit ACSF has worked toward advancing US energy independence and a cleaner, low-carbon environment through expanded use of gas and renewables.

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