Many climate activists and clean energy enthusiasts warn against the continued use of, and investment in, natural gas infrastructure, insisting it isn’t a substitute for clean energy. They are correct.
Ultimately, the U.S. should not plan to maintain its current fossil-based natural gas systems indefinitely.
However, at this point in the sustainable energy revolution, it would likely be imprudent to develop and build new natural gas infrastructure. At the same time, the world isn’t ready, able or – quite frankly –willing to make an immediate switch to 100% clean energy. Given current investment and technological limitations, the transition to all renewable energy will need to be gradual and multi-phased.