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COMMENT: Oil and gas are not going away - Kate Bromfield

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It's common to think oil and gas are on the way out, in the long term at least. With the need to tackle climate change by lowering harmful emissions, surely this has to happen eventually?

It might be surprising to hear this isn't necessarily the case. Forecasts show we'll be using oil and gas for many decades to come, but the good news is we can do this with much less of an impact on the environment.

How is this possible? Firstly, we can help the world move away from coal to natural gas which has half the emissions. That is why the real energy revolution sweeping the world isn't solar or wind, it's natural gas.

Global demand for natural gas is expected to grow 45 per cent by 2040 and the world population is expected to reach 9 billion in that year. We are looking at an increasingly wealthy, urbanised and........

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