US natural gas is reducing carbon emissions

Todd Royal:
United States carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector and the broader economy have declined 61 percent between 2006 and 2014, mainly from "switching from coal-to-gas-powered generation," according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Second Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review, January 2017.  These environmentally sound numbers from higher use of natural gas can also be translated globally to help with pollution in countries such as China, India, and the entire continent of Africa.
The U.S. now uses natural gas converted to liquid natural gas (LNG) from shale deposits in states such as Texas, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania to transform geopolitics.  Lower LNG prices stymie terrorist-financing budgets in Tehran and lower the ability for Putin's Russia to weaponize their energy assets for geopolitical adventures in Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
How this new soft power of energy transforms the world economically, geopolitically, and positively toward Western-aligned institutions is throughincreasing LNG exports, which "hit a new record high at 4.7 billion cubic feet per day in May 2019."  The U.S. is approximately the world's third largest LNG exporter.  Illustrating this power has seen the U.S. add four new LNG trains "with a combined capacity of 2.4Bcf/d come online since November 2018."
Countries with heavy LNG deposits can transform their national fate and redirect their foreign policy and national security initiatives without deploying their militaries.  Energy economics overtakes military significance, because everyone needs the power generation and electricity that clean-burning LNG exports provide.
There is more.

The anti-energy left's opposition to natural gas production and export is counterproductive to their alleged agenda.


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