Everywhere you look, it seems there’s another ad trying to persuade people that natural gas is the key to a clean energy future. The American Petroleum Institute (API) is running a seven-figure campaign touting its climate benefits, despite the fact that natural gas is a fossil fuel with a significant carbon footprint.
The industry conducts misleading campaigns like this one because pressure to reduce greenhouse emissions is building. People are coming to realize that we need a 100% clean economy, and they increasingly want pollution-free energy.
Who knew collaboration could result in, well, results? According to a Carlsbad Current-Argus story in the Journal last month, New Mexico’s Methane Advisory Panel – led by state officials but including members whose backgrounds range from the Chevron Corporation to the Sierra Club – has recently put forth a report outlining a number of proposals to help curb methane emissions generated by the energy industry. By all appearances, the diverse group of stakeholders did its best to take a long, hard, honest look at what can be – and what needs to be – done.