When it comes to issues that impact public policy on energy, the American Gas Foundation (AGF) is committed to making sure the right questions are being asked and answered. AGF funds independent, critical research that can be used by policy experts, government officials, the media and others to help formulate fact-based energy policies that will serve this country well in the future.
Founded in 1989, the AGF is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on being an independent source of information research and programs on energy and environmental issues that affect public policy, with a particular emphasis on natural gas. Overseen by a board of trustees, the AGF has delivered numerous key public policy reports since 2000 and has sponsored executive level forums and events focusing on energy supply.
About the Study
“Fueling the Future with Natural Gas: Bringing it Home” is a new study from AGF and IHS CERA, and is the successor to the original 2001 "Fueling the Future" study. The new study outlines how natural gas has altered the U.S. energy landscape over the past decade, providing new opportunities for natural gas utilities. The study finds that with the abundance of natural gas in the United States the domestic market for this clean energy source can be greatly expanded beyond its current usage to provide new growth prospects for all sectors of the economy, including residential, industrial, power and transportation.
The study calls for a collaborative relationship between American policymakers, communities, natural gas utilities, and customers to facilitate the creation of new markets and demand for this increasingly important fuel source. However, in some cases, regulations need to be revised to clear the way for all Americans to experience the energy efficiency, accessibility and affordability benefits of natural gas.
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