Renewable energy is the fastest growing of all energy sources. However as stated by the International Energy Agency, all energy sources, including coal, oil and gas will be required to meet global demand. Due to the lower greenhouse gas intensity of natural gas when used as a fuel, it is likely that natural gas will have an important role in the future global energy mix if Australia and other nations are to meet commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
Coal seam gas (CSG) now makes up a significant proportion of Australia’s natural gas supply, with Australia Pacific LNG holding the largest 2P CSG resources in Australia. CSG currently provides 90 per cent of Queensland’s gas needs and 15 per cent of the state’s electricity.
1. Based on lifecycle data sourced from ACIL Tasman. The chart shows the lowest emissions generator for each class of electricity generation.