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Gas is the best way to address emission problems, says IGU president

David Carroll, president of the International Gas Union, talks about the benefits of gas as the IGU readies for COP21

The gas industry has been marshalling its arguments in favour of a wider use of the fuel, chiefly in the power generation sector but also in the road transport and heating sectors in readiness for the COP21 talks in Paris this December. Not so long ago this would have been considered as pushing against an open door, since the benefits of gas – relatively sustainable and competitively available without the need for subsidies – were plain to see. Combined with the intermittency problem of renewables and the unrivalled flexibility of gas-fired power, the argument seemed to have been won. The problem facing industry is that any amount of carbon in the fuel mix is a problem for some of the most

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