The future of the natural gas
The future of natural gas. An interdisciplinary MIT study. MIT, 2011, 178 p.
This report is the fourth in a series of MIT multidisciplinary reports examining the role of various energy sources that may be important for meeting future demand under carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions constraints. In each case, we explore the steps needed to enable competitiveness in a future marketplace conditioned by a CO2 emissions price or by a set of regulatory initiatives. This report follows an interim report issued in June 2010… (© MIT)
Abstract (© MIT) : Natural gas is finding its place at the heart of the energy discussion. The recent emergence of substantial new supplies of natural gas in the U.S., primarily as a result of the remarkable speed and scale of shale gas development, has heightened awareness of natural gas as a key component of indigenous energy supply and has lowered prices well below recent expectations. This study seeks to inform discussion about the future of natural gas, particularly in a carbonconstrained economy…