Point Counterpoint: Gas as a Transition Fuel

Gas image The Society is pleased to introduce Point Counterpoint, a new section in its Journal and Proceedings through which scientific debate and disagreement on topics of broad societal interest can be aired and documented.

The first in this series deals with the role of Gas as a Transition Fuel in Australia's and the world's energy systems. In Australia, current debate on this topic commenced with the address to the National Press Club on 12 February 2020 by the Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, on “Planned obsolescence — managing the transition to an electric planet”. 

Eventually, this talk led to the debate and disagreement that is recorded in this issue of the Journal.  Here there are five pieces, for and against the role of natural gas as a transition fuel on the road to a renewable future  A number of these contributions have been published in the mainstream media and are reproduced here with the permission of the authors and the publishers.  They include:

 We hope that you will derive benefit from reading Point Counterpoint.

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