SEDA Council of Governments

Natural gas riches from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale may undermine efforts to win public backing for sustainable-energy policies if people believe that the sudden surge in domestic gas has solved America’s energy-supply problems, officials warned on Wednesday.

Executives heading sustainable-energy initiatives said there’s a risk the public will lose interest in energy conservation and efficiency because the state’s booming natural gas industry is producing large quantities of cheap fuel that’s readily available for power generation, home heating and transportation while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Keep reading →