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TEN SIMPLE TRUTHS

From The Empowerment Alliance

THE U.S. LEADS THE WORLD IN LOWERING CARBON EMISSIONS, LARGELY BECAUSE OF INCREASED USE OF NATURAL GAS FOR ELECTRIC GENERATION.

(Matti Rautkivi And Michael Levitin, “How The U.S. Became The Top Climate Leader — Despite Trump’s Denialism,” Time, 12/6/18; “BP Statistical Review of World Energy,” BP, 6/18)

THE BLADES ON A SINGLE WIND TURBINE HAVE MORE PLASTIC THAN 5 MILLION IPHONES.

(Mark Mills, “Mines, Minerals, and “Green” Energy: A Reality Check,” Manhattan Institute, 7/9/20)

AMERICA HAS SURPASSED RUSSIA AND SAUDI ARABIA TO BECOME THE WORLD’S TOP PRODUCER OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL LARGELY BECAUSE OF THE U.S. SHALE REVOLUTION.

(“The U.S. Leads Global Petroleum And Natural Gas Production With Record Growth In 2018,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 8/20/19; “What countries are the top producers and consumers of oil?,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/1/20)

IN THE LAST WEEK OF 2020, THE UNITED STATES IMPORTED ZERO BARRELS OF OIL FROM SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 35 YEARS.

(“Weekly U.S. Imports from Saudi Arabia of Crude Oil,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Released 1/27/21)

THE U.S. HAS ENOUGH NATURAL GAS TO POWER THE NATION FOR NEARLY A CENTURY.

(“How Much Natural Gas Does The United States Have, And How Long Will It Last?,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Updated 2/4/20)

NATURAL GAS NOW POWERS OVER 30 PERCENT OF AMERICA’S TOTAL ENERGY NEEDS.

(“U.S. energy facts explained,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Updated 5/7/20)

COMPARATIVELY, RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES LIKE WIND AND SOLAR ONLY POWER 11 PERCENT AMERICA’S TOTAL ENERGY NEEDS.

(“U.S. energy facts explained,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Updated 5/7/20)

RARE EARTH METALS, MOSTLY FROM CHINA, ARE NECESSARY TO BUILD BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

(James MacDonald, “The Downside To Renewable Energy, JSTOR Daily, 5/6/19; “U.S. Dependence On China’s Rare Earth: Trade War Vulnerability,” Reuters, 6/27/19)

THE AMERICAN NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY SUPPORTS 4.1 MILLION U.S. JOBS.

. (“Natural Gas Act Offers Clear Pathway to American Energy Abundance,” American Gas Association, 2/5/20)

78% OF AMERICANS LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK AND NEARLY 22 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS LIVE ON $2,000 OR LESS PER MONTH. NATURAL GAS MEANS LOWER COSTS AND MORE BUYING POWER FOR CONSUMERS AND A MORE PROSPEROUS AMERICAN ECONOMY.

(Press Release, “Living Paycheck To Paycheck Is A Way Of Life For Majority Of U.S. Workers, According To New Careerbuilder Survey,” CareerBuilder, 8/24/17; “Household Income in 2019,” 2020 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 2/2/21)

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