IGU Gas Technology and Innovation for a Sustainable Future
This report outlines the contribution that a selection of gas technologies can make to meeting the world’s greatest challenges of restoring growth while reducing emissions, cleaning up local environments, and supporting fair development. The analysis and modelling completed for this report show that deploying gas technologies to their economic potential for fuel-switching from coal and oil, continuing to develop distributed energy solutions, enabling access, improving efficiency, and scaling up renewable and low-carbon gas technologies including renewable gas, hydrogen, and CCUS, could deliver a reduction in GHG emissions of up to 12 GT by 2040. That is equivalent to nearly a third of global energy sector GHG emissions in 2019. While gas technologies cannot address the gap to achieving the Paris Agreement goal in its entirety and other clean tech solutions such as renewable power and energy efficiency will also be essential, the potential for progress is too large to ignore, especially given the ease of implementation from the economic deployment of these technologies.
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