(Seattle) Climate Implications of Methanol Refinery



Peter Erickson, senior scientist with Stockholm Environment Institute will be interviewed by Barbara Bernstein on the Locus Focus program on climate implications of the proposed Kalama methanol refinery.    

Details: As North America veers away from oil and coal, so-called natural gas is being promoted as a green bridge fuel to a renewable future. Such is the reasoning behind massive gas projects being proposed for the Pacific Northwest, such as the world's largest methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington, the first West Coast LNG export terminal proposed for Coos Bay, Oregon and a complex hybrid LNG storage and bunkering facility in Tacoma. On this episode of Locus Focus Barbara Bernstein talks to Pete Erickson, senior scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute, who prepared a discussion brief last year on the climate implications of the proposed methanol refinery.

Bio: Peter Erickson is a senior scientist in the Seattle office of the Stockholm Environment Institute, where he leads the climate policy team. His research focuses on the connection between fossil fuel infrastructure and climate change. His scientific articles have appeared in the journals Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy,Environmental Research Letters, Climatic Change, Energy Policy and Climate Policy.