March 18, 2013
For Colleges, Cheap Natural Gas Proves More Popular Than Coal
Any college utility manager who tried a decade ago to anticipate which energy source would succeed coal probably would not have picked natural gas. Its price was volatile, and domestic production was thought to be in such terminal decline that utilities had begun importing liquefied natural gas from abroad.
Today, however, most analysts agree that America's shale-gas boom has positioned natural gas to dominate the energy playing field for years to come. Colleges and hospitals in