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Feng, Kuishuang, Davis, Steven J., Sun, Laixiang and Hubacek, Klaus (2016) 'Reply to ‘Reassessing the contribution of natural gas to US CO2 emission reductions since 2007’.' Nature Communications, 7 (10693). pp. 1-2.

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Our recent study in this journal quantified the drivers of US CO2 emissions between 1997 and 2013, with particular focus on the decline in emissions after 2007. Based on our findings, we argued that economic recession was more important than substitution of natural gas for coal in the power sector. In their comment, Kotchen and Mansur reevaluate and reinterpret our results to challenge this conclusion. Because their calculations, using two alternative methods, are consistent with our findings, here we respond to their alternative interpretation.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 20411723
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 14:54
Related URLs: http://www.natu ... ecommunications (Publisher URL)

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