‘Natural gas is good for the environment’: NE gas association VP; Environmental Headlines editor faintsOct 20th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news | Category: Top Story
I’m always amazed at what people say. It doesn’t matter if you’re CEO of an energy company, you can’t say that burning fossil fuels is good for anyone.
Bill Yardley writes in the CT Post: “Natural gas is good for the environment. It’s the cleanest conventional fuel, producing less than half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal, and 30 percent less than oil. In addition, natural gas produces far less sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter than either coal or oil, making it the preferred environmental choice.”
And we have a lot of it, which is even better!
“Today, we have more than a century’s worth of natural gas supply right at home. We’ve reversed a 20-year decline in energy independence, increasing the proportion of demand met from domestic sources over the last six years to an estimated 81 percent in 2011. Today, 98 percent of the natural gas we consume is produced in North America.”
He probably thinks fracking is good for the environment too. I wonder if he has a stake in Hearst Newspapers, which just banned the use of the word “fracking” in its publications because of its similarity to “freaking,” which some people use as a substitute for the “F word.”
Bill Yardley is group vice president of Northeast transmission for Spectra Energy and a director of the Northeast Gas Association.
For more on this story, visit: State energy plan: Building a foundation for a strong future – Connecticut Post.