VANCOUVER SUN – Harvard economist throws support behind natural gas

By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun March 3, 2016

North America should export ‘as much LNG as possible’ to help combat climate change

In a call that is sure to be music to the ears of B.C. premier Christy Clark and those in the energy industry, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter on Thursday said it’s time to get on with LNG exports to help combat climate change.

“It’s good for the world. It’s good for China. It’s good for lots of other people in the world who really care about climate. We should be exporting as much LNG as possible,” Porter told the Globe conference in Vancouver.

Porter, an economist at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard, made a case that natural gas is a crucial bridge to getting to a world fuelled by renewable energy such as wind and solar.

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