Natural Gas Cuts Carbon Emissions
By Debbie Harding
Natural Gas? Do you think you know all about this abundant Pennsylvania resource? Probably not, there has been a lot of misconceptions about this natural resource.
We all care about our environment and hopefully do our best to lower our carbon footprint. Carbon emissions, which are the primary driver of climate change are the lowest they’ve been in large part because of advancements in natural gas. The increased availability and use of natural gas is clean burning and in fact, the United States leads other top world economies in reducing carbon emissions from energy largely to natural gas along with new technologies.
The natural gas industry has invested $90 billion on emission-controlled technologies from 2000—to 20014. And, while American energy production has increased by 40 percent over the last decade, carbon emissions from natural gas systems have decreased by 4 percent. Fossil fuels are essential in the building of renewable technology and provides critical baseload flexible energy to support wind and solar, so we can support a modern low carbon lifestyle.