Yes, our environment is cleaner and healthier thanks to natural gas.
Since 2000, the use of natural gas has gone up by 43%. The result? Carbon emissions are at 25 year lows – making our air easier to breathe. It’s not just carbon emissions, other pollutants like carbon monoxide, ozone and lead have been lowered, too.
Natural gas is a rock star when it comes to the air we breathe. Studies from Carnegie Mellon University show that clean natural gas reduces respiratory illnesses (COPD and asthma), which in turn could help save on health care costs – to the tune of $50 billion a year.
We all want energy solutions that include wind and solar. And there’s no better partner for renewables than natural gas. It provides reliable back up power that’s ready 24/7 to cover the inevitable gaps in renewable energy (think about cloudy or windless days when enough power can’t be generated.)