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Your Evening Briefing: Natural Gas Tries to Jump on the ESG Bandwagon

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Domestic Gas Illustrations as European Gas Jumps
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From organic chicken to fair-trade coffee, consumers have increasingly shown they’re prepared to pay more for products that meet higher environmental and social standards, or at the very least are advertised as such. The broader battle for sustainability is arguably derived from the war against global warming, and the burning fossil fuels that have caused it and the climate catastrophe that’s followed. But none of that is stopping the industry that makes billions of dollars selling fossil fuels from trying to jump on that bandwagon. Witness the U.S. natural gas sector, which is rolling out what howling climate defenders consider a greenwashing whopper: they call it “responsibly sourced gas.” 

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