What about Natural Gas?

Don’t be fooled by those who will profit from confusion, with ideas like natural gas as a bridge fuel. When natural gas burns, it emits carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other carbon, nitrogen, and sulfurous compounds into the atmosphere - just like other fossil fuels, contributing to the global greenhouse gas effect and local air pollution.

Long answer

Natural gas sounds benign, like the energy version of organic kale, but it’s largely methane, mixed with ethane, propane, butanes, and pentanes. When natural gas burns, it emits carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other carbon, nitrogen, and sulfurous compounds into the atmosphere - just like other fossil fuels, contributing to the global greenhouse gas effect and local air pollution. Don’t be fooled by those who will profit from confusion, with ideas like natural gas as a bridge fuel. Coal gets more air-time as a dirtier fuel, but natural gas is just as filthy if you account for the fugitive emissions. It is an unsafe, collapsing bridge to nowhere. We burned that bridge... with natural gas. 

Back to FAQ