Rating the States on Their Risk of Natural Gas Overreliance

Published Oct 6, 2015

Natural gas has a role to play in our transition to a cleaner energy future, but too much natural gas can be a problem.

Electricity consumers will ultimately have to bear the costs when a state’s bets on natural gas fail to pay off, and UCS analysis shows that two-thirds of U.S. states may be putting their consumers at financial risk because of their overreliance on natural gas.

The good news is that states have lots of ways to reduce their reliance on natural gas and improve the odds for consumers.

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