Voices: Mr. Sustainability

Are low natural gas prices helpful or harmful?

Paul Studebaker says U.S. and global activities will push oil and gas prices closer to energy parity.

By Paul Studebaker, CMRP, editorial director
May 22, 2012

Low gas prices are cutting efficiency project paybacks off at the knees, destroying balance sheets on solar and wind, and offering a cheap, relatively low-carbon alternative for companies that might otherwise look to renewables to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the low prices won't last, because way too many folks are making far too many plans to cash in.

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