New measurement methods show that Pipelines emit more methane than thought. For the natural gas is not the energy of the future.
BERLIN taz | The German environmental aid Association (DUH) has requested on Thursday at the Stralsund Board of mines, the building permit of the natural gas Pipeline Nord Stream 2 check. In addition, they demanded to stop the construction of the Pipeline, until the Review has been carried out. The DUH this is justified with the availability of new scientific methods for measuring methane leaks during production of natural gas.
Independent ground and airborne measurements in the United States have shown that the amounts of methane emitted during the production and Processing of natural gas that are higher than previously assumed. This new type of measurements in which all eligibility checks would not have been carried out instead of only small areas within these, were so far in Europe. The Stralsund Board of mines had approved in January of 2018, the construction of the Pipeline, after the environmental impact of the project had been reviewed.
Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Federal managing Director of the DUH, pointed still to the IPCC that classifies the greenhouse effect of methane in a twenty-year period many times higher than of CO2. Raw natural gas consists mainly of methane, the proportion varies between 75 and 99 percent.
Christian von Hirschhausen from TU Berlin, criticized the entire project is energy-economically nonsensical. To designate natural gas as a bridge technology towards renewable technologies to be "as absurd as it was before in the case of nuclear energy and brown coal". Natural gas was not "part of the solution", but "part of the problem".
The construction of Nord Stream 2 should be the end of 2019, completed, delayed, however, and presently rests. The Pipeline is to transport Russian natural gas to Western Europe after Germany.
The United States wants to prevent the project and threaten to sanction the construction companies involved. They fear the Pipeline a major economic Influence of Russia in Europe. US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo of the countries in Eastern and Central Europe a billion Euro, in order to promote their energy independence from Russia.Date Of Update: 06 March 2020, 09:00