LNG: Asia’s energy future

Natural gas is the most practical energy source for the region, according to our latest web poll.
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LNG is clean, but expensive by the time it reaches Asia
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Beijing’s air became so hazardous last week that even Chinese officials had to accept that pollution was becoming a bit of a nuisance.

Clearly, economic growth is not much use if it poisons half the population in the process, but the challenge for China and other developing countries is doing something about it.

In last week’s online poll, we asked readers about the most practical long-term energy source for Asia. LNG topped the poll, perhaps unsurprisingly, followed by a less predictable second place for nuclear.

Everyone agreed that coal is the worst option, but the reality is that its consumption continues...

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