Interdependence of Electricity System Infrastructure and Natural Gas Infrastructure [open pdf - 438KB]
"On March 30, 2011, the Obama Administration released an official Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. Overarching goals set forth in the Blueprint included developing and securing American energy supplies, thereby reducing the nation's dependence on foreign fuel sources; and focusing on the expansion of 'cleaner sources of electricity, including renewables like wind and solar, as well as clean coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. . . .' In order to realize these energy goals, the interdependence of the Nation's electric infrastructure and natural gas infrastructure must be recognized and examined, in order to determine whether greater reliability and efficiencies may be achieved."
United States. Dept. of Energy: http://energy.gov/