Alas, no. Because cheaper energy leads to increased energy use which leads to increased greenhouse gas emissions. Because Science!
A new study published in Nature has revealed that switching to cheap Natural Gas will not reduce CO2 significantly, because all that cheap energy will stimulate the economy so much that we will all use more energy.Because computer models say so.
According to the abstract;
If these advanced gas production technologies were to be deployed globally, the energy market could see a large influx of economically competitive unconventional gas resources. The climate implications of such abundant natural gas have been hotly debated. ... Here we show that market-driven increases in global supplies of unconventional natural gas do not discernibly reduce the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions or climate forcing. Our results, based on simulations from five state-of-the-art integrated assessment models of energy–economy–climate systems independently forced by an abundant gas scenario, project large additional natural gas consumption of up to +170 per cent by 2050.
And so we see that the Environment Science establishment is not interested in reducing impacts, it is interested in ending economic growth. OK, then. How many children and elderly must freeze in the dark to satisfy the computer models? The World wonders ...