LNG: Smart public policy or bridge to nowhere?
Letâs call LNG what it is. LNG is a fossil fuel, just like oil and coal. Itâs 90-percent methane (CH4), a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Hawaiâi Gas likes to call methane a âcleaner-burning fuel.â But that handy phrase hides the fact that methane leaks out of the ground during drilling (hello, fracking) and that fossil fuels are consumed to ship it across the sea. LNG is liquefied methane. Itâs not clean. Itâs not renewable. Itâs not local. Itâs not sustainable.
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