On January 6, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation that legally defined natural gas as a source of "green energy."
In a January 10 opinion piece U.S. representative Troy Baldwin (of Ohio) argues the case that natural gas is green, including this statement (emphasis added):
In Ohio, natural gas has already reduced carbon emissions from power generation by 38 percent. Further, increased production and usage in the United States of this green energy is key to helping lower emissions and to reaching emission reduction goals.
Is this a true statement?
The words "38 percent" are linked in the article to this page from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, which is just a list of data tables showing energy-related CO2 emissions by state. The data starts in 1970, so that would seem to be the starting year for the supposed 38% reduction.