Carlo Rubbia says that of all the energy sources available to us, natural gas currently offers the most immediate results for a clean and abundant fuel.
He should know – he’s no less than a Nobel Prize-winning professor of physics at Harvard University. He also happens to be the director of scientific studies at the Institute for Sustainability Studies in Pottsdam, Germany. His current research activities involve the viability of future energy supplies.
“It seems to me that a methane-based society [natural gas] is the best choice you have in the present time,” remarked Rubbia at Northwestern University’s annual Heilborn Lectures. “In my view it will take years before the solar energy and the wind energy can meet all your needs.”
He argues that because of global warming, speed is of the essence. Natural gas can respond to this reality quicker and more efficiently than most other energy sources like solar, wind and nuclear.
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