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What role does natural gas play in a ‘clean energy’ future? Separating spin from science in TV ads

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2023
From The Left

"Clean energy" seems irresistible. Could you oppose energy that doesn’t pollute?

But the term’s imprecision leaves it open to interpretation — and sometimes manipulation.

Wind and solar are "clean," right? 

But is natural gas clean — or at least less dirty?

Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future, a group backed by the natural gas industry, is trying to sway public opinion, particularly among Democrats. The group doesn’t call natural gas "clean energy," but casts it as a companion.

The pitch, backed by prominent Democrats such as former Sen. Mary Landrieu...

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