The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association today welcomed the report from Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and called for the blueprint to be given the deep and careful consideration it deserved.
APGA Chief executive Peter Greenwood said the report, Blueprint for the Future: Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, highlights the key role that gas should play as we lower carbon emissions.
“Gas generation of electricity has half of the carbon emissions of coal, and increasing the proportion of electricity generated by gas would be a quick way to assist Australia to reach its emissions targets,” Mr Greenwood said.
“As Dr Finkel points out, we need a long-term reliable supply of gas to achieve the dual goals of emissions reduction and energy security.”
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