The Future of Energy
What if we could harness today’s infrastructure for a cleaner tomorrow? Midstream’s goal is to continue providing affordable and reliable energy to all 332 million Americans, enable energy exports to nations around the globe and ensure no one is left behind. Midstream supports adding new and innovative resources, such as nuclear fusion and hydrogen, to the energy mix. Some call this the “energy addition” since it is more efficient and stable to add resources instead of removing them because energy demand will continue to grow into the future.
Reducing Greenhouse Gases
What if we could take climate warming gases out of the atmosphere? For decades, the midstream industry has invested hundreds of millions of dollars toward the technologies and innovations that allow us to capture emissions before they enter the atmosphere. The future is looking even cleaner with the development of “direct air capture” or capturing carbon dioxide and putting it in a safe, long-term storage to reduce negative emissions in the atmosphere.
As our mix of energy sources has changed, emissions of greenhouse gases that impact our environment have dropped [reference]. Over the past three decades, the U.S. cut emissions while simultaneously increasing electric power generation. This was achieved primarily by boosting the use of natural gas. In addition, midstream companies are investing in research to develop and deploy innovative technologies such as carbon capture and removal, advanced monitoring and leak detection.
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