Foot off the gas: increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in

Date Published 2017, June 22

Authors Climate Action Tracker

As part of its decarbonisation series, the Climate Action Tracker looks at the future of natural gas and finds that it is limited, even as a bridging fuel. Continued investments into the sector create the risk of breaching the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal and will result in stranded assets.