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Should we invest in natural gas infrastructure or renewable energy?
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As winter approaches, thoughts turn to keeping houses warm and lights lit. The importance of reliable energy is year-long but frigid temperatures and winter storms emphasize the need for dependable power. The solution, some say, is to invest in infrastructure to improve the production and delivery of natural gas. Others prefer creating energy through renewable sources. What do you think?

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Natural gas and renewable energy sources each have advantages. Cost and reliability on one side meet reduced environmental impact on the other. Here’s a closer look at each.

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Natural gas, beyond its many industrial uses, powers about half of the homes in America. It’s cleaner than coal and less costly than oil. Investing in the infrastructure necessary for the production and distribution of natural gas is an investment in keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in summer. Maintaining and expanding the infrastructure could provide safe, reliable powerfor the right price. 

Natural gas provides the energy necessary to carry out most American’s daily routines. It has a variety of benefits that explain its popularity, the most important of which may be its relatively low number of pollutant and carbon dioxide emissions (in comparison to coal and petroleum.) 
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Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, create power with the smallest carbon footprintadding the least carbon dioxide and other pollutants to our environment. Wind turbines and solar powers also do not require water to produce energy, which also helps reduce environmental impact. Wind and solar currently account for 10 percent of the energy produced in the United States. 

Wind and solar energy require essentially no water to operate and thus do not pollute water resources or strain supplies by competing with agriculture, drinking water, or other important water needs.
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Should we invest in natural gas infrastructure or renewable energy?
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A festive crown for the winner
#BackRenewables
Think renewables are the future?
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