Industry likes to call natural gas the “Clean Energy”
Lisa Bracken suggested we call it the MEAN Energy.
From Don Young:
Great article in New York Times (April 7, 2009) on the failed promises of fossil fuel giants to invest in renewable energy.
Quite the opposite is occurring. All things considered, investments in natural gas and tar sands are even dirtier and riskier to human health than conventional oil.
This line from the article’s author jumped off the page:
—To increase supplies, most companies are looking to tar sands in Canada or converting coal or natural gas into liquid fuels, technologies that emit far more carbon dioxide than conventional oil does.
The mindset of these companies is counter-productive to healthy life on planet Earth. Rather than take the initiative to correct their dirty ways, the only “green” thing these energy giants have invested in is green-washing.