CBI energy conference: Jeremy Bending

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Jeremy Bending, director, national strategy, National Grid, at the CBI's energy conference. London, September 2010.

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CBI energy conference: Jeremy Bending

  1. 1. What role for gas in a low carbon energy future? Jeremy Bending Place your chosen image here. Turn on the Grid and Guides option under View and check the ‘display drawing guides on screen’ box for position.
  2. 2. Scenarios – what do they tell us? What are some of the common trends <ul><ul><li>Electricity generation must decarbonise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable energy can’t deliver all our needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We need to use less energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We need to make a step change in transport efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger role for Electricity heating and District Heat networks </li></ul></ul>But they also indicate..... The low Carbon Pathway is uncertain Vital technologies remain unproven The practicalities of build and deploy are unresolved The economics need to be better understood
  3. 3. What role for gas in a low Carbon economy 2020 2050 15% renewable 90% reduction in CO 2 Wide range of 2050 scenarios exploring the role of gas in a low Carbon future
  4. 4. Conclusions Gas is the cleanest fossil fuel with the potential of being “greener” Remains a low cost and secure source of energy Significant value in retaining the option for a gas future Gas ensures any delays in the transition to a low Carbon economy does not lead to supply shortages and unaffordable energy prices Research should be encouraged to maximise gas technologies CNG may provide a low Carbon solution to heavy goods vehicle transportation

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