Fossil fuel combustion for energy usage emits a large amount of carbon dioxide, which contributes to global climate change. Two widely used fossil fuels are coal and oil, which are costly and dirty. However, natural gas is a fossil fuel that is environmentally friendly alternative to coal and oil. In fact, it is the cleanest of the fossil fuels as it emits 45% less carbon dioxide than coal and 27% less than oil. In addition, the transportation of natural gas is the safest of the three. This form of fuel is reducing pollution into our air and providing a safe, reliable, and cheaper energy source.
Peoples is the largest natural gas distribution company in Pennsylvania, providing reliable, low cost natural gas service. They are working towards bettering their processes and infrastructure to ensure the best technology to reduce emissions. Last year, they joined 32 other natural gas utilities to launch the EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program and lower their methane emissions. They also partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund, Google, and CMU to help them better detect methane, so they can repair lines more efficiently. Green is their commitment, and Peoples is devoted to protecting the environment by providing a clean fossil fuel that will reduce pollution and maintain a healthy environment.
Check out this video why natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel option: