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Our Climate Fight Begins With Exporting U.S. Natural Gas To Displace Coal

Jude Clemente of Forbes writes on the role that American natural gas can play in reducing global emissions.

The C3 Take
  • The shift from coal to natural gas has led to the United States being the global leader in emissions reductions since 2000.
  • American natural gas is cleaner than Saudi Arabia and Russia’s and has a carbon footprint that is 50% less than coal’s.
  • By exporting our vast supply of liquid natural gas to developing countries that are currently dependent on coal for power we can reduce emissions, improve energy security, and alleviate poverty in these nations.
  • Exporting American LNG is one climate solution that benefits our environment and economy alike.

“In the U.S., for instance, a 2020 study from the University of California, San Diego (shout out to my former employer!) found that closing hundreds of coal power plants and replacing them with natural gas ones has saved thousands of lives across the country.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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