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.
Natural gas is the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon. Electricity generated from natural gas emits about half the greenhouse gases than coal.
Natural gas plays an important role in advancing renewable energy and can be used to fill the gap when intermittent renewables, such as wind and solar, are not available.
Natural gas is abundant, easy to transport through pipelines and burns more cleanly than other hydrocarbons.
Natural gas development contributes to Canada’s economy through jobs, taxes and royalties paid to the provincial and federal governments.