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Climate Change

G-7 ministers to call for natural gas phaseout

Environment, energy policy chiefs meeting fails to set date for coal exit

Natural gas is flared at a refinery. G-7 environment and energy ministers will call for a phase out of unabated natural gas use.   © Reuters

SAPPORO, Japan -- Environment and energy ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations are poised to endorse faster progress toward ending reliance on fossil fuels, including natural gas, at a meeting here, sources close to the talks said.

The phaseout will target so-called unabated uses of fossil fuels -- those unaccompanied by measures to capture or reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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