Can U.S. Phase Out Natural Gas? Lessons From the Southeast
Even with the Biden administration’s call for the power sector to decarbonize, many Southeastern utilities plan to add large amounts of natural gas to their grids, a move they say is necessary to support renewable projects in the queue. The plans illustrate the challenge facing some U.S. regions as they aim to decarbonize.
CEA Vice President of State Affairs Kevin Doyle said the United States can cut CO2 emissions and have a robust energy supply at the same time, but the current federal government is standing in the way of that.
“It is unconscionable that we are considering policies to make energy sources even scarcer at home,” said Doyle, referring to Biden’s carbon-cutting agenda that would further limit gas in favor of renewables.
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