Get It Right on Gas
Published: August 4, 2012 222 Comments
WE are in the midst of a natural gas revolution in America that is a potential game changer for the economy, environment and our national security — if we do it right.
Tom Friedman’s column, in today’s New York Times, notes all the benefits of the natural gas produced by hydraulic fracturing and the need for federal regulations. And makes an important point in the quote below. It’s worth a read.
“But there is a hidden, long-term, cost: A sustained gas glut could undermine new investments in wind, solar, nuclear and energy efficiency systems — which have zero emissions — and thus keep us addicted to fossil fuels for decades.”