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How Natural Gas can Support the Uptake of Renewable Energy

  • Author: UN, ECE
  • Publication date: April 2020
  • Page count: 34
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 20.II.E.15

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ISBN: 9789211172294
ISBN: 9789210046589

About the product

There is a strong medium-to-long-term future for gas so long as it wholeheartedly embraces the energy transition and partners with renewables to produce carbon-free products, notably hydrogen, whilst embracing carbon capture and storage (CCS). Gas has several key advantages. It is highly flexible and can be used for heating, cooling, cooking, waste disposal and transportation as well as feedstock for chemicals, fertilisers and pharmaceutical products. Moreover, throughout most of the UNECE area there are already extensive distribution networks that enable gas to be transferred both across borders and within member states. These network can be adapted to carry hydrogen either mixed in with natural gas or as self-contained systems. They can also be used to distribute CO2.