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Author Mathews, J. T.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NATURAL GAS ♦ ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ♦ ACID RAIN ♦ AIR POLLUTION ♦ CARBON DIOXIDE ♦ DAMAGE ♦ DEVELOPED COUNTRIES ♦ DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ♦ ENERGY POLICY ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ♦ FORESTS ♦ GAS TURBINES ♦ GLOBAL ASPECTS ♦ GREENHOUSE EFFECT ♦ LAYERS ♦ OZONE ♦ POWER GENERATION ♦ TRANSPORTATION SECTOR ♦ ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS ♦ CARBON COMPOUNDS ♦ CARBON OXIDES ♦ CHALCOGENIDES ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ FLUIDS ♦ FOSSIL FUELS ♦ FUEL GAS ♦ FUELS ♦ GAS FUELS ♦ GASES ♦ GOVERNMENT POLICIES ♦ MACHINERY ♦ OXIDES ♦ OXYGEN COMPOUNDS ♦ POLLUTION ♦ RAIN ♦ TURBINES ♦ TURBOMACHINERY 030800* -- Natural Gas-- Environmental Aspects ♦ Energy Planning & PolicyNatural Gas ♦ Energy Planning & PolicyEnvironment, Health, & Safety
Abstract Three current environmental concerns - global warming, ozone depletion, and acid rain - are each linked to fossil fuel combustion. Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, although not a pollutant in the traditional sense, promises to alter global weather. Sulfur and nitrogen oxides, transformed into acids, damage crops, trees, and wildlife. And nitrous oxide in the upper atmosphere speeds the destruction of the protective ozone layer. The paper discusses the benefits of natural gas, its impact on the greenhouse effect, air pollutions effect, the thinning ozone shield, and global energy policies.
ISSN 08878218
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Place United States
Journal Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 2


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