Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Piedmont Natural Gas Company and AGA Chairman Tom Skains is doing a great job representing our industry and members. This morning he’s before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as a panelist to testify on “energy efficiency resource standards.” Here’s a link to the streaming webcast. [Note: Link is no longer active since webcast is complete. Use this link to access the archive.]
It doesn’t stop there though.
Here’s an article just published by CNBC on a discussion of how President Obama can use natural gas in our green movement. Natural Gas is:
- Clean. Of all the fossil fuels, natural gas is the cleanest burning – emitting 45 percent less carbon dioxide than coal and 30 percent less than heating oil.
- Efficient. Natural gas customers receive 90 percent of the source natural gas delivered to their home or business as useful energy. In contrast, less than one third of the actual source energy used to generate electricity for homes reaches electric appliances. The loss of energy occurs while generating, transmitting and distributing electricity to homes and businesses.
- Abundant. Natural gas resources across this nation, and indeed globally, are abundant and production is rising. Increasing quantities of natural gas will have considerable long-term positive effects on consumers and businesses. Unconventional shale production and responsible on-shore and off-shore drilling can ensure a steady and reliable supply for the future.
- Domestic. Eighty five percent of the natural gas used in the U.S. is domestically produced. A total of ninety eight percent comes from North America. This helps our economy and reduces dependence on foreign fuel sources.