At a Global Sustainability Forum on Feb. 9, Dr. Sarah Jordaan explained how risk assessment models will be more productive in communicating to government, industry, and other stakeholders the emissions associated with the expansion of natural gas markets as compared to other energy sources.

Jordaan also mentioned that the estimates for lifecycle emissions for various fuel sources for the United States include data from research done by Nathan Hultman, director of the Center for Global Sustainability. 

“If you can sit down and get a room full of industry to listen to you, think through what you’re saying, and get them excited about it, then you can really affect a lot of positive change,” Jordaan said. She anticipates the potential of the development of a business case for climate action under a "business-oriented government."

Jordaan acknowledged that the new administration provides challenges to climate policy, but affirmed that “making climate policy in the face of uncertainty is nothing new.” 

“It is incredible the amount of innovation and investment that’s happening with renewables integration… The most advanced and competitive companies are going to be keeping an eye on [renewables integration] because it’s going to matter for their operations.”