Green Gas: The Opportunity for Britain

We knew that our Green Gasmills were going to be a revolution in gas, but we wanted to see just how much potential they really had. So we commissioned a study to look into this.

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The results were better than we could have imagined. The report found that green gas made from grass could potentially power 97% of Britain’s homes, employ 75,000 people and inject £7.5 billion into the rural economy every year.

Green gas will cut carbon emissions, help Britain to become energy independent, support food production by improving soils, create wildlife habitats, and support farmers who will lose EU subsidies as a result of Brexit.

And these are long term targets – in the short term, green gas can play a key role in helping to meet our 2020 renewable heat target by delivering 12% of heating demand.

You can read the full Green Gas Report here:

Green Gas Report (pdf, 2.01 MB)

 

Or, you can download our shorter summary of the Report here:

Green Gas Report Summary (pdf, 293.77 kB)



Green gas should clearly play its part in our energy mix. With the government set to miss its legally binding targets on renewable heat - this looks like an answer.

Baroness Lynne Featherstone

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson

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