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Can we say that natural gas is clean energy?


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


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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