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The climate costs and economic benefits of LNG exports

Using DOE’s own published studies, this report compares the climate cost per unit of LNG export to the economic benefit. The analysis concludes that climate costs likely exceed economic benefits. While the precise difference depends on several factors— including the share of gas production that merely displaces fossil-fuel production from other sources, the economic value assigned to climate damages, and the adoption of carbon-capture technology—gross climate damages greatly exceed economic benefits under all scenarios evaluated.

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