Considering Obama’s SOTU: Will Natural Gas be Part of a “Clean” Energy Strategy?

by admin on January 27, 2011

President Obama, in his State of the Union Address, set a goal for the United States to be powered by 80% clean energy by 2035.  Of course, “clean” does not mean “renewable.” The President listed clean coal as a viable option in reaching this goal, which leaves the door open for gas industry lobbyists.  Recent studies by the EPA show that cumulative methane emissions over the lifetime of a well make natural gas only 25% cleaner than coal, (See Frack Check WV Post from January 25, 2011) , and the country currently gets 23% of its power from natural gas.

Read about Obama’s State of the Union Address and the debate on the Clean Energy Strategy in The New York Times

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