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Can we say that natural gas is clean energy?

2021-06-22T15:18:49.366Z

VERIFICATION - According to MEP Aurore Lalucq, Berlin intends to promote natural gas as one of the levers towards the energy transition.



THE QUESTION -

Asked about LCI on June 17, MEP Aurore Lalucq (Place publique) affirms that "

this is a severe battle

" in Brussels between the French "

who want nuclear power to be considered sustainable and the Germans who say - I'm caricature - gas must be considered sustainable

”.

She adds that this question "

will be a real subject during the campaign [of the legislative elections in September, editor's note] which arrives in Germany because it concerns a lot of jobs

".

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Germany, as part of its energy transition, must definitely abandon nuclear power next year.

It also plans to shut down its coal-fired power stations between 2035 and 2038 and relies on natural gas imports, in particular via the controversial Nord Stream 2 project, a gas pipeline that will directly link Russia and Germany.

But beyond geopolitical considerations, can we really say that natural gas is clean energy?

Read also: Do ​​renewable energies really emit less CO2 than nuclear?

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Source: lefigaro

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