Cameron Hepburn

6 June 2016

Gas industry facing death in zero-carbon future, warns expert

Cameron Hepburn

The natural gas industry has been advised to prepare for a “gloves-off” fight against coal and other fossil fuels to snare its share of the world’s shrinking carbon budget or face its inevitable demise as the world heads towards a zero-carbon future.

If the gas industry wants to continue to grow “the gloves need to come off and fight for what is a limited share of the global carbon budget,” said Oxford University professor of environmental economics Cameron Hepburn.

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