When 2020 ends, the USA will be exporting twice as much liquified natural gas (LNG), aka “freedom molecules,” as it does now.
American politicians announced the decision to allow the Freeport LNG project in Texas to double its export capacity at an international “clean energy” conference in Vancouver May 27-29.
“With the U.S. in another year of record-setting natural gas production, I am pleased that the Department of Energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of U.S. freedom to be exported to the world,” said Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, who signed the export order and was in attendance at the annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Vancouver.
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was created in 2009 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference. At the ministerial’s 10th annual meeting in Vancouver last month, representatives presented awards to international companies which have shown “Global Leadership in Energy Management.”
The ministerial is made up of countries from around the world. Canadian representatives are involved in numerous projects and leadership initiatives.
As well, according to the CEM, Canada already gets two-thirds of its energy from renewable sources.