Natural Gas Focused
Natural gas is the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon with a wide variety of uses in our communities. Electricity generated from natural gas helps reduce GHG emissions, as it emits about half the greenhouse gases that coal does, when used in electricity generation.
Natural gas has the potential to play an important role in reducing Canada’s GHG emissions. For example, the electricity sector’s emissions dropped from 118 megatonnes in 2000 to 70 megatonnes in 2014 as plants switched from coal to natural gas.