Gas as a transition fuel

There has been a flurry of activity promoting the role of gas in the transition to a fossil-free future
By Peter Stewart 17 June 2015
World leaders around the negotiating table at the G7 conference at Schloss Elmau, Germany. (PA)

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the last issue of Global Gas Analytics will be published in December 2100. Or maybe not.

That is the date apparently set by the leaders of the G7 nations, who gathered this month at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria to make an agreement on the complete phase-out of fossil fuels. The goal was promulgated in a 17-page communiqué titled Think Ahead, Act Together.

The phrasing in this document is a good deal less strident than the newspaper and TV headlines that followed it. The three pages on...

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