Climate Change Impacts

Natural gas is the only conventional energy source that can underpin Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy during the next 20 years.

Natural gas produces about half the greenhouse emissions compared to coal and uses proven, readily available technology. It can also be cost-effectively substituted for coal in power generation.

Natural gas is also a key component of hydrogen fuel cells –a promising technology for use as a source of heat and electricity for buildings, and to power electric vehicles.