Clean natural gas is found in abundance across our nation, and it has started to play a leading role in advancing our clean energy future by helping reduce air pollution in communities across the country. Natural gas represents the only clean energy option of adequate scale today to start now to make meaningful improvements over the next 10 years in our air quality. With natural gas powering our nation, our clean energy future may be closer than we think.
- When used to generate electricity, natural gas burns cleaner than other fuel sources, with fewer pollutants.
- Natural gas is an essential partner to the development of renewables, providing clean, reliable power when the sun sets or wind dies down.
- Natural gas when used for power generation emits 50 percent less CO2 emissions than coal, and when used in natural gas vehicles emits 20-30 percent less CO2 emissions than traditional vehicles running on gasoline or diesel.