A new study has found that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies are a necessary component to natural gas serving as part of a transition toward lower carbon emissions.

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The research was undertaken by academics across universities in Canada and the United States, and was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change. The team performed a life cycle analysis for each of the 108 countries with gas-fired power in 2017, estimating the total life cycle emissions for each.

They determined that the global average of life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the delivery of gas-fired electricity represents 10% of global energy-related emissions. These emissions mostly result from power generation, followed by methane generated cumulatively through the process...