Fracking is still not the answer: Gas will not solve the climate-warming problem

Shale gas has become plentiful and cheap, with an economic advantage over renewables — but not a scientific one

Dr Jiang Kejun, director of the Energy Research Institute/National Development and Reform Commission (ERI/NDRC), China, believes that the rush to gas is all about getting it out of the ground before it becomes uncompetitive with renewables. It’s not a view often heard in the US, but gas and renewables are already competing in the marketplace, and the most cost-effective technology will ultimately prevail.

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