There are many harmful gases in our air from the machines and chemicals that we use every day. It would be the environmentally friendly choice to convert natural gases into energy rather than these harmful gases that emit toxins. Below are a few benefits of converting natural gases into energy:
Natural gases are very clean meaning that when they are burned this means that they do not release a large excess of harmful gases. They produce around 45% carbon dioxide than coal and a third less than oil. Therefore, converting natural gas into energy has less of an impact on global warming. It is efficient when it combusts, producing heat, water vapor and a small amount of carbon dioxide.
Drilling for Gas
New technology has made drilling for natural gas much easier and better for the environment. Less land is disturbed to reach the gas and, unlike before, drilling techniques allow for more gas to be captured in the wells. Hydraulic fracturing of certain rocks has given people access to natural gas that was too expensive to develop.
Natural gases create a minimal amount of harmful gases like carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and other particles that could be detrimental to the health of humans and animals alike. Other harmful gases may release these toxins into the atmosphere, reducing the quality of the air. This also means that converting natural gas into energy reduces the chance of acid rain because these harmful chemicals are not emitted into the atmosphere