(Washington) – The Natural Allies Leadership Council, including former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), former Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), former Congressman Kendrick Meek (D-FL) and former Mayor Michael Nutter (D-Philadelphia), issued the following statement regarding the final agreement released by U.N. climate summit organizers this week:
“We are pleased that COP28 climate talks ended with pointing out that lower carbon fuels like natural gas will play a role in the shift to cleaner energy sources. The summit’s final agreement recognizes that such fuels can play a role in facilitating the energy transition to a lower-carbon energy system while ensuring energy security.
Natural Allies supports a cleaner energy future, reducing emissions, and addressing the impacts of climate change. We must be focused on strategies that drive down emissions quickly while accounting for the diverse, heavily coal-dependent, and rapidly growing energy needs of our world. Natural gas replacing coal, and partnering with the ramp-up of renewables, is a proven carbon reduction strategy that has successfully worked in the U.S. and can still help drive down global emissions quickly too. It’s encouraging that the delegates included this pathway in the final agreement.”
About Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future
Natural Allies is a 501c4 not for profit organization that seeks to better inform the public and policy makers about why natural gas is best partnered with renewable power sources to accelerate our clean energy goals. Among the industry leaders supporting Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future are: The Williams Companies, Kinder Morgan, TC Energy, EQT, National Fuel Gas, Enbridge Inc., Solar Turbines a Caterpillar Company, National Association of Manufacturers, Quanta Services, Inc., the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, International Union of Operating Engineers, Pipe Line Contractors Association, American Pipeline Contractors Association, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), INGAA Foundation and American Public Gas Association (APGA). To learn more visit: naturalalliesforcleanenergy.org.