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Displacing natural gas will prove difficult, so it makes sense to transition it into a cleaner fuel. Not only is using the existing pipelines and equipment more sustainable than building new ones, it has the potential to decarbonize the economy at a lower cost.
- Natural gas currently provides about 30 per cent of all energy used in Canada.
- Alternative option for achieving net zero emissions: transitioning natural gas into a cleaner fuel.
- Nat gas can be blended to reduce its carbon intensity. Renewable natural gas can be blended with conventional gas to reduce emissions. Clean hydrogen can also be blended with natural gas as in Britain.
- Natural-gas heat pumps have the potential to significantly improve efficiency over today’s furnaces.
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