What is Renewable Methane?

Source: ACT News | December 12, 2017

Natural gas, and its primary constituent, methane, has long been valued for its clean and efficient combustion properties. In comparison to coal or petroleum, when burned methane emits significantly lower amounts of smog-forming pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and gases that contribute to global climate change.

Because it is the cleanest hydrocarbon, methane is the dominant fuel in the U.S. for cooking, heating water, warming our homes, power generation, and other applications. For a number of years, environmental activists and air quality regulators advocated for the increased use of natural gas as an alternative to coal and nuclear in power generation, and to petroleum-derived fuels in transportation. In fact, most of the recent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions throughout the U.S. are attributable to switching from coal to natural gas in power production.

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