Is natural gas environmentally friendly? Natural gas produces less pollution and greenhouse gases than its counterparts, according to the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas. For example, when natural gas is burned, it produces 45 percent less carbon dioxide than coal, 30 percent less than oil and 15 percent less than wood.
Is natural gas considered green energy? The European Commission has decided that power plants burning natural gas can be considered generators of green energy. This means they can count as sustainable investments along with nuclear power.
Why is natural gas not a clean energy source? Climate change
While natural gas is a cleaner burning resource than coal and liquid petroleum, it still emits a large amount of carbon into the atmosphere in the form of both CO2 and methane.
Why is natural gas considered clean fuel? When natural gas is burned, it produces mostly carbon dioxide and water vapor — the same substances emitted when humans exhale. Compared with some other fossil fuels, natural gas emits the least amount of carbon dioxide into the air when combusted — making natural gas the cleanest burning fossil fuel of all.