Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Renewable Natural Gas

In a blog for the Renewable Energy Institute, Guidehouse shares key opportunities for decarbonization using renewable natural gas

More government, utility, and corporate sector leaders are announcing carbon neutrality or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction commitments. To achieve these goals, they will need a comprehensive strategy for decarbonizing end-use energy consumption. 

In a blog post for Renewable Energy Institute, Jim Young, associate director at Guidehouse, discussed how renewable natural gas (RNG)—energy produced through anaerobic digestion of organic waste—can be a part of the strategy to reduce GHG emissions. 

Young said RNG can replace fossil fuel and reduce emissions in applications where there may be challenges to electrifying end-use loads or delivering renewable electricity. 

He highlighted four key areas that present opportunities for RNG: 

  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Industry
  • Electric generation

“Government, utility, and corporate leaders should understand the challenges and limitations of each solution and prepare a comprehensive plan that moderates costs, reduces risks, and maintains reliable energy systems while accomplishing long-term GHG reductions,” Young said.

Read the Renewable Energy Institute Blog Post

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