Why You Should Consider Getting Natural Gas?
We all know that our planet's energy resources are now dwindling. Therefore, the government's been funding all kinds of research that can give humankind a stable source of energy. As historians would say, if there was a stable source of energy for everyone inthe planet, there would be no reason for war. It does make a whole lot of sense, but everywhere you go, the fossil fuel deposits are rapidly decreasing. It's probably because we humans have the tendency to be wasteful. But humans are also capable of looking for a solution to a problem. In fact, we may have found a temporary solution to the whole "energy crisis" problem. Right now, a lot of companies are using natural gas as their source of power for their consumers.
First off, what is natural gas? As the name suggests, it is a fossil fuel that can be found beneath the Earth. Recently, the United States is said to have a good concenteration of natural gas underneath the ground. Natural gas is safe, odorless and colorless, therefore it won't be a problem to use the said fuel as an alternate source of energy. In fact, the U.S government have already made plans on how to efficiently harvest natural gas so that this can be shared to the people. There are just a few concerns though, with regards to the way natural gas is being harvested. First off, natural gas is being harvested through hydraulic fracturing. It involves pumping several chemicals into the ground in order to squeeze the natural gas from inside its natural reserves. Once this happens, natural gas is pumped out from the ground and harvested for the residents to use. However, some concerned citizens and environment protection groups have voiced their concern, stating that the chemicals are poisoned and that fracking causes extensive damage to the hidden water supply underneath the earth.
Even with this controversy, people are still switching to natural gas. It's cheaper and more efficient, compared to the other forms of fossil fuel. It also doesn't release harmful smoke that may damage the ozone layer. Nowadays, companies who only supply natural gas keep appearing too. According to most people who have tried using natural gas within their homes, it's quite efficient and is not as expensive with their old electric company. In the future, we may all be using natural gas instead of petroleum. In a way, that doesn't look too bad at all!
About the Author:
Jessica Greenberg is an avid green blogger from San Diego, California. Asides from blogging about taking care of the environment, she's also a content contributor for Ambit Energy Co. She hopes that one day, everyone will be using natural gas instead of petroleum.