Natural gas has cut CO2 emissions more than all renewable energy sources COMBINED.

The shift from coal to natural gas has cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2 billion tons in the last decade – that’s 72 percent more than reductions from “non-fossil” energy sources.

Between 2005 and 2016, America reduced CO2 emissions by a total of 3.176 million metric tons, according to the Energy Information Administration in a new report – with more than 2 billion metric tons directly reduced by increased reliance on natural gas instead of coal.

“It is now clearer than ever that if we are interested in addressing climate change, natural gas must play a significant role,” Steve Everley, spokesman for the industry-backed Texans for Natural Gas, said in a statement.

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