Anti-energy activists have created more chaos, only hurting families and small businesses on a budget, by wrongfully villainizing natural gas without fact-checking first. Most of it is old rhetoric blaming development techniques and traditional energy sources for global greenhouse gas emissions by using outdated, patchwork statistics which only leads the public to think the information they’re consuming is backed with real proof. The opposite is surely the case. David Holt, CEA President shares how this misconstrued information is in fact wrong; he drives his point home with actual information from credible sources.
“The misinformed position regarding natural gas recently gathered steam with the release of a report that selectively cobbled together data in an attempt to blame natural gas for “increased” U.S. emissions. The report itself is a confusing jumble of global greenhouse gas emissions information, with statistics from 2018.”
“Let’s consider the reality here, with some context provided by a credible, unassailable report from the International Energy Agency (IEA):
- In 2019, the U.S. recorded the largest decline in carbon dioxide emissions of any advanced economy, with an amazing 2.9% reduction. This is equivalent to removing 140 million tons of emissions, and it includes a 1.7% drop in emissions from fossil fuels.
- Further, from 2005 through 2017, our overall greenhouse gas emissions have fallen an impressive 12 percent, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Far more than any major world economy.
“So let’s please stop manufacturing bogeymen when it comes to our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
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