Natural Gas and Development of Renewable Energy
Natural gas has recently become a subject of discussion all over the country. It is often portrayed as a “bridge fuel,” providing a lower-carbon alternative to coal while zero-carbon renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar develop. This may turn out to be true in long run, but there is also a possibility that in short term that cheap natural gas can stifle the growth of renewable energy sources by providing a “cheap”, “domestic” and “relatively clean” energy resource. This can have adverse impact on long term development of renewable energy resources in the country.
What can be done to minimize the impact of natural gas on development of renewables?