Doubled US Climate Commitments Shows Vital Role For Natural Gas

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Doubled US Climate Commitments Shows Vital Role For Natural Gas

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:11
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American flag waving with the Capitol Hill (copyright by Adobe Stock/rarrarorro)

Leading energy stakeholders endorsed President Biden’s climate-change commitments on Thursday 22nd of April.

However, they also stressed the continuing importance of natural gas. For instance, the CEO of the country’s Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Amy Andryszak, said, “members are fully committed to being part of the climate solution and working as an industry toward reaching net-zero emissions from natural gas pipeline transmission and storage operations by no later than 2050.”

During the virtual Leaders’ Summit on Climate, President Biden announced, “the United States would cut its economy wide greenhouse gas emissions by between 50 and 52 percent by the year 2030 versus 2005 levels. This doubles commitment to reduce emissions by between 26 and 28 percent by 2030, made under the 2015 Paris Accords.

Commenting, a White House spokesperson stated, “The United States is not waiting, the costs of delay are too great, and our nation is resolved to act now.” The government notes that that responding to climate change should bring well-paying jobs, union jobs, strengthen communities, protect public health and advance environmental justice.

In effect, delivering carbon free power by 2035 and a carbon neutral economy by 2050 is crucial to President Biden’s “building a better America”.

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