GEOG researcher, Dr. Kuishuang Feng, co-authored with researchers from Princeton and IIASA investigated the environmental impacts of transitioning from coal to natural gas in China, exploring implications on air quality, carbon mitigation, and water stress by 2020. 

The findings, published in Nature Sustainability, warn that the use of coal-based synthetic natural gas (SNG) would increase carbon emissions and water demand, especially in regions of China that already experience high per capita carbon emissions and water scarcity. 


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Air quality-focused substitution