Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Fossil Fuel Exports

Fossil Fuel Exports

Ratings: (0)|Views: 43|Likes:
This two-pager briefly outlines the factors driving coal and gas exports and offers recommendations to ensure our energy development proceeds sustainably.
This two-pager briefly outlines the factors driving coal and gas exports and offers recommendations to ensure our energy development proceeds sustainably.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research
Published by: Center for American Progress on Mar 01, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

03/01/2012

pdf

text

original

 
1Center for American Progress | Fossil Fuel Exports
Te U.S. energy landscape is changing. Quie suddenly we areless han 50 percen dependen on oreign oil. We are, by many esimaes, awash in naural gas. And overseasdemand or our coal is on he rise as coal’s share o our elecriciy producion declines. A he Cener or American Progress we believe ha wo overarching goals should guideour energy policies: achieving a signican reducion in emissions o global warmingpolluans and moving as as as we can oward a clean energy economy. An economicgrowh sraegy ha depends on ossil uel exracion and expors won’ ge us here.Tis wo pager briey oulines he acors driving coal and gas expors and oers recom-mendaions o ensure our energy developmen proceeds susainably.
Battles over exports intensify
 As a naion we’ve been vigorously arguing over energy or many decades. Laely, hosedebaes have moved ono less amiliar errain: wheher we should be exporing our abun-dan coal and naural gas resources and he peroleum producs rened rom ar sandscrude delivered o he Unied Saes rom Canada hrough he Keysone XL pipeline.Pressure o expor liqueed naural gas is rising, propelled by large shale gas nds andlow domesic gas prices. Te Deparmen o Energy recenly approved a permi orero a Louisiana LNG impor erminal so i can handle expors. More such permiapplicaions are pending. Legislaion o block ederal approvals o new erminals unil2025 and prohibi he expor o gas rom ederal lands has been inroduced in Congressamid ears ha large expors will prove cosly or U.S. consumers.Meanwhile, he coal indusry is looking o expors o Asia o cushion a decline in isshare o he U.S. elecriciy marke. In he Pacic Norhwes hree highly conroversialproposals or expor erminals are in he works. In he Powder River Basin o Wyoming,home o40 perceno U.S.coal producion , he Inerior Deparmen has wihin he las  year moved o lease righs o more han 2 billion ons o coal on ederal lands.
Fossil Fuel Exports
Exploring the Implications of Selling Homegrown Energy
March 1, 2012

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->