13 Aug '12, 12pm

Natural gas and its role in the U.S. energy endgame #NaturalGas #energy

Natural Gas and Its Role In the U.S.’s Energy Endgame The boom in natural gas production has undeniable benefits for the United States. But two policy analysts argue that embracing a monolithic energy future dominated by gas will mean the loss of a golden opportunity: Leveraging cheap, abundant gas to create a sustainable future based on renewable power. by kevin doran and adam reed The United States has won the lottery on natural gas. According to the most recent estimates by the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. has some 2.2 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas — enough to satisfy all of our natural gas demands for the next century at current consumption levels. The extraction of shale gas, enabled by technological advances such as hydrofracturing and horizontal drilling, has led the way in creating this largely unforeseen cornucopia. Dome...

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