There’s Still Plenty of Room to Grow Natural Gas and Reduce CO2

Two articles yesterday show just how much more room there is for natural gas to replace coal and oil and reduce our CO2 emissions in the process.

Today In Energy post and CNBC article, both of which appeared yesterday, show just how much room is left to grow natural gas and continue the shale revolution with benefits redounding to all. Among those benefits are not only the obvious economic ones for rural landowners and urban consumers, but also reduced emissions of CO2 and far more important air pollutants. Coal and oil are both going to give more ground to natural gas as nuclear energy is overtaken by energy efficiency.

The Today In Energy piece, entitled “Coal is the most-used electricity generation source in 18 states; natural gas in 16” includes this neat graphic:

Now, imagine how far we can go if we make natural gas the fuel of choice for power generation in those other 18 states. It’s not hard and it demonstrates what wonderful possibilities are ahead of us in replacing coal with natural gas.

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