In generating electricity, from production through to use, natural gas produces around half of the GHG emissions of coal (410-480t vs 800-1200t per GWh respectively). Compared to coal-fired plants, modern natural gas plants also emit less than a tenth of sulphur oxides (SOx), a quarter of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and essentially no particulate matter or heavy metals. This is all the more reason for coal-to-gas switching.
There are also ways to reduce these emissions further – through increasing efficiency, combined heat and power applications and the potential of CCS technology.
With Gas2Wire we are driving these efficiencies further.
To meet the climate commitments of the Paris Agreement, renewables and gas will need to remain the fastest growing energy sources, substituting both coal and liquid fuel generation. Delivering a future with sustainable energy will require a continuous effort to reduce carbon intensity, increase efficiency, deploy more renewables, and clean transport. We are aligned with the IGU and see gas as the driving force behind our cleaner2greener™ initiative.