PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Blake Zimmerman promotes a recent article
in North Central PA that identifies the natural gas revolution as a means of generating more jobs as well as gaining environmentally-friendly benefits. EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating jobs in the energy sector, an effort that relies on natural gas. "Responsible development of natural gas is an important part of our work to curb climate change and support a robust clean energy market at home. It also has huge potential to help power our factories and our vehicles, while at the same time cutting our dependence on foreign oil."
The article asserts that McCarthy's declaration serves as a "pretty big wake up call to anti-hydraulic fracturing activities" who may have argued in the past that methane "leakage" cancels out the climate benefits of natural gas: "McCarthy sets the record straight on opponents' claims that natural gas could 'crowd out' renewables. In reality, natural gas provides the baseload power needed for increasing renewable generation, and this is something that leaders in the renewable energy industry also emphasized." Not only does Blake Zimmerman
concur with McCarthy's statement, he also believes there are clear economic benefits of natural gas development.
"With the rise of foreign gas and oil prices spiraling out of control, it is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult for the United States to get their hands on enough oil from overseas. Other countries, like China, are crating and competing for the same energy, so it makes more sense to look for alternate or domestic energy sources. If domestic reserves of oil and natural gas are discovered with better technology, the production will increase and energy costs will fall," Blake Zimmerman said.
McCarthy adds, "Industry experts predict that natural gas alone can support more than 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade. Right now, this industry is supporting nearly 140,000 jobs in Colorado." The report mentions that President Obama's Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, is on the list of natural gas supporters, noting that she recently stated that hydraulic fracturing is "essential" and that it "can be done safely and responsibly."
She adds, "Working hand in hand with industry, we have an opportunity to use innovative technologies to capture natural gas to power more homes with cleaner American-made energy, while reducing methane emissions and cutting carbon pollution."
The report mentions that while those in the "anti-natural gas camp continue their attempt to construct an alternate reality around the history of natural gas development and sell it to the public." President Obama's top environment and energy regulators continue to emphasize that the action plan is worth supporting. Blake Zimmerman believes natural gas plays an integral role in reducing emissions while creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.
is a professional in the natural gas and energy industry who owns NxtGen Energy, a company based in Houston, Texas, that provides power and production solutions to E&P Companies at well sites. NxtGen Energy offers safer alternatives to diesel or fossil fuels, keeping harmful emissions from entering the environment. Zimmerman graduated from Texas A&M and he is a highly acclaimed professional in the industry. He is passionate about providing environmentally-friendly solutions for America in terms of energy usage. He strives to help America become more independent of foreign oil and fuel.