Erik Milito writes in RealClearEnergy about the folly of LNG export bans.
- The fracking revolution has allowed the U.S. to replace dirtier coal plants with LNG, bolster our energy security, and help our allies reduce their energy dependence on dictators.
- Importantly, American LNG is far cleaner than Russian or Chinese gas and coal which countries will turn to in light of the LNG ban.
- Analysis from Carnegie Mellon found that switching all U.S. coal power production with LNG would result in $20-$50 billion in health savings annually due to cleaner air.
“In essence, switching from coal to natural gas in power generation effectively mitigates adverse community health effects that would otherwise continue for communities near coal-fired plants. Through LNG exports, by displacing coal with natural gas, the U.S. can continue to help enable mitigations of greenhouse gas emissions and other hazardous air pollutants throughout the world.”
Read the full article here.