The following argument was abstracted from newspaper articles, editorials, and letters to the editor. Use the method presented in this section to construct argument patterns. If a statement is redundant or plays no role in the argument, do not include it in the pattern.
1 Programs to develop clean energy have seen some early notable successes.
2 The price of solar and wind power have both fallen sharply in recent years.
3 The nation's largest wind farm, sprawling across eastern Oregon, is now open and running, and
4 there is even good news from the natural gas front.
5 The use of natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, to generate electricity has jumped substantially in the last few years, and
6 thanks to government-sponsored research, energy companies are now able to extract much more gas from a tract of land than once seemed possible.