Australia’s gas industry has launched a vision that shows natural gas will play a key part in the country’s energy mix until 2050. Gas Vision 2050 was developed by Australia’s peak gas industry bodies and demonstrates how gas can continue to provide Australians with reliable and affordable energy in a low-carbon energy future.
The vision shows how three transformational technologies – biogas, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage – could provide new zero-emission and low-emission fuels that can deliver power to Australian homes, businesses and vehicles using the existing network.
APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said gas is a crucial part of Australia’s energy system, with gas and electricity supplying similar amounts of energy to households, commerce and industry. APGA (Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Ltd) is the peak body representing Australasia’s pipeline infrastructure, with a focus on gas transmission.
“We have no viable alternative for some of its industrial uses such as making glass, bricks and other building products,” Cartwright said. “Our existing natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines effectively make up a large energy storage system, and this can provide a way of storing renewable energy in the future.”