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How natural gas has taken the place of coal in America's energy portfolio

The sun rises over an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 24, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)
The sun rises over an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 24, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

All this week, Here & Now is diving into energy and taking a look into America’s energy portfolio: How much do we get from where? And what is the future of our complex grids?

Host Peter O’Dowd talks with Mark Thurber, associate director of the program on energy and sustainable development at Stanford University, about America’s reliance on natural gas.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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