As Europe looks outside Russia for its liquefied natural gas (LNG), US efforts to ramp up its exports has drawn criticism from environmentalists while industry insiders claim American gas is cleaner than Russia’s.

E&E News explores whether the abandonment of Russian gas will result in a net benefit for the climate and consults SEI US Senior Scientist and Climate Policy Director Peter Erickson on how to walk the tightrope of adhering to climate goals while providing Europe the energy it requires.

Countries and companies must make room for these new LNG outputs by doubling down on electrification and renewables, he says.