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Green Politics: Natural Gas for a Cleaner NJ?

December 16th, 2011 | Posted by Claire Sommer in Green Politics

NJ natural gas producers, fracking opponents, and renewable energy supporters met Dec. 16 at Rider University for a NJ Spotlight Roundtable to debate the fossil fuel’s future in the state’s energy mix.

The conclusion?: It’s inevitable.

Silver lining? Natural gas use can be a bridge to a cleaner NJ with less reliance on dirty coal production and and more reliance on cleaner, sustainable energy sources:

With tough new air pollution rules likely to lead to the closing of many coal-fired power plants, which supply the bulk of the electricity in the country, natural gas will have to be a bridge fuel to a greater reliance on other cleaner source of electricity, most of the panelists said.

Read NJ Spotlight’s recap.




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