Natural Gas – The Green, Clean Machine

While many scholars and economists squabble over energy policy in the United States very few have stopped and smelled the roses to see that the wonder fuel of the future they have been looking for has been under out feet this entire time. Natural gas is, undoubtedly, the fuel of the future. While natural gas is not as clean as solar or wind energy, it is the without a doubt the cleanest fossil fuel energy source available. According to the Florida Natural Gas Association, 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide are kept out of the atmosphere for each home that uses a tankless water heater in place of a heater powered by another source. Environmentalists like socialist Greta Thunberg and her admirers may fear these facts becoming public knowledge – and for good reason. Natural gas has been shown in study after study to be the perfect trifecta of cheap, green, and powerful to power the United States into the mid 21st century and beyond. There is no mincing words here – natural gas is the best realistic environmentally friendly option available to power the world.

In addition to being eco-friendly there is immense social and economic benefit to switching the U.S. fully towards natural gas such as making the U.S. fully self sufficient. Part of trying to reduce dependency on foreign oil means finding sources of alternative forms of energy here in America—and according to the FNGA, over 97% of the natural gas used domestically is produced here, in North America. On top of being more economical and more abundant, increasing the amount of energy we make in our own country means opening more jobs for Americans to work in natural gas production. FNGA reports that 35,000 jobs are created for every 1% of increased production for natural gas.

With natural gas being eco-friendly, cheap, powerful, and job-creating is there any downside? None that we can see.

This article was written by the Bastiat News Network Editorial Board with a combined 56 years of energy work, fossil fuel research, and political science education.

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