June 19 — When gas is flared, it releases harmful pollutants like particulate matter and sulfur dioxide. Simply allowing it to leak into the atmosphere is equally problematic. Natural gas contains methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.