Against a background of energy industry revolution, power generation needs to replace coal and oil with other energy resources to cut greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to developing renewables, and to ensure grid stability during periods of intermittent supply from renewable sources or high energy demand, natural gas looks like the ideal solution. But far from being used solely for power generation, its uses are becoming increasingly diverse. Find out how...
Natural gas is now the third most important source of energy in France and worldwide. Leading organizations, including the International Energy Agency (IEA), are convinced of its importance: the rise in gas consumption between now and 2040 is inevitable… and that's great news!
As the cleanest of all fossil fuels, natural gas is now playing a crucial role in delivering the energy transition. In fact, the most recent G20 summit held in China last September passed a resolution to encourage the use of gas in this context. "There has clearly been a shift: the gas industry is making its voice heard for the first time, and every seat of power now knows that gas is twice as clean as coal in terms of pollution", said an enthusiastic Jérôme Ferrier, Honorary President of the International Gas Union, in an interview with Le Figaro**.
A series of major gas fields - many of them in Siberia and Australia - are ready to come on-stream internationally, and more and more regasification infrastructures are being constructed in China, India and the Middle East.
Building on its 70 years of expertise at every link in the gas chain, the ENGIE Group is providing leadership for many projects by:
* Source: A World of Energy, 2016 Edition.
** Source: Le Figaro, March 12, 2017.