Natural gas is the “greenest” fossil fuel and ensures a significant reduction of climate-change emissions
Natural gas can be considered the “greenest” fossil fuel. In particular, it is:
- A low-emission fuel. It plays a fundamental role in fighting air pollution due to its lower emissions;
- A more efficient energy source. It is characterized by greater efficiency in terms of energy production than oil and coal;
- Enabler for renewable energy sources. Gas plays an essential role supporting renewable energy sources that cannot be programmed or stored.
Cop 21 and Cop 22 commitment in fighting climate change
The fight against climate change has gained new impetus following the historic Paris agreement (December 2015), signed at the end of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. A path further enhanced by a second conference held in Marrakech in 2016. The agreement promotes the transition to clean energy sources, so as to keep global warming below the threshold of 2 degrees centigrade, thus limiting polluting emissions and ensuring greater energy efficiency.
Objectives fully shared by the European Union, as demonstrated by the European Commission communication “The Road from Paris”, published in March 2016 . In the document, the Commission states that a change in technological, economic, financial and social terms is necessary, so that the Union, as the first mover, can gain the advantages coming from the use of the development of a low-emission energy system.
11 August 2017 - 16:10 CEST