The ‘clear cut’ way to cut emissions, and perhaps why it tends to be the focus of progress reports, press and activists, is the expansion of renewable energy in power generation, especially offshore wind and solar power, which are well on track. Yet, the transition has to be much more diverse to reach across its five target sectors; electricity, industry, built environment, transport and agriculture.
In its final conclusion, the Oxford paper rightly recognises that the eventual outcome of the transition may be affected by future technological progress amongst others. We agree and believe that Gas2Wire is not only more energy efficient than blue hydrogen, it offers the opportunity and means to implement cleaner and greener technologies now, rather than later, as well as being an efficient stage for net zero emissions ‘sustainable gas’ powered generation, once carbon capture technologies mature. This is how we intend to be at the forefront of the global energy transition.