Natural Gas Energy Is Giving Power to the Poor and Lighting the Future

Natural gas energy is electrifying the world, giving power to the poor. New technology is going to accelerate the process. Natural gas energy IS our future.

Two stories came to my attention yesterday that illustrate natural gas energy is our future. The first is an article from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reporting on the successful electrifying of the world and especially of its poorest corners. The second is a post about a new turbine now being tested on a commercial scale. It promises to revolutionize electricity production in a thoroughly practical way. Together, they paint a picture of a world lifted from poverty; a beautiful world made possible by natural gas energy.

The IEA article hails the fact world population without access to electricity has fallen below 1 billion people. This is a remarkable achievement. It has been made possible, in part, by new our fracking, our LNG and new natural gas power plants but it’s not just electricity benefits that natural gas is delivering:

In a sign of great progress, over 120 million people worldwide gained access to electricity in 2017. This means that for the first time ever,  the total number of people without access fell below 1 billion according to new data  from World Energy Outlook 2018.

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