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Climate cha(lle)nge

Climate cha(lle)nge

Gas is the most immediate and sustainable option for reducing emissions

International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2016 identifies two "clear winners" for the next 25 years: natural gas and renewable sources such as wind and solar, that will replace “the champion of the previous 25 years”, coal. Thanks to its peculiarities, natural gas allows lower emissions if juxaposed to other fossil fuels and has several uses, both traditional and innovative.

Thanks to replacement of the most polluting fossil sources, worldwide gas demand is expected to grow by 50%.

C02 production and generation in 2015

 

Complete coal-to-gas switch would allow:

  • An immediate 30% cut of emissions from the thermoelectric sector
  • An efficient use of the thermoelectric plants already installed in Italy
  • An increase in natural gas demand of about 13%, back to 2008 figures (without need for investments)
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11 August 2017 - 16:10 CEST