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Natural Gas Continues To Replace Coal: 'Bridge' Fuel To Lower-Carbon Energy

By Stephen Edelstein 888 views Mar 25, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle] Enlarge Photo It's a simple fact that electric cars get cleaner when the electricity grids used to power them do. And, indeed, those grids are growing less dirty each year in the United States. The amount of U.S. electricity generated from coal has dropped significantly over the past few years--and that fuel has largely been replaced by lower-emission natural gas. DON'T MISS: Best Use For Abundant U.S. Natural Gas: Powering Electric Cars That, along with a drop in electricity demand during the years of the "Great Recession," is having a positive impact on U.S. grid carbon emissions, according to a new Breakthrough Institute report . Natural gas is proving attractive to utilities, and could po...

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