The United States is seeing a shift in its energy needs from coal to natural gas. But is natural gas really that much cleaner than coal?
As the graphic below shows, while natural gas contributes lower levels of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, it is indeed a significant amount, much higher than nuclear or renewable energy.
The only way that we can reduce our footprint going forward is by shifting our dependency from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy like wind, water, and solar.
If you’re interested in doing your part, you can check out DSIRE, the website where you can find incentives for switching to renewable sources of energy.