The use of natural gas results in a significantly more limited environmental impact than other fossil fuels because of its characteristics. Natural gas allows allows efficient combustion, contributing to the improvement of air quality, with low emissions of NOx, SO2 and solid particles.
These characteristics have allowed natural gas to run as a key alternative fuel in the process of progressive decarbonisation of the energy sector by facilitating the development of renewable energies. Natural gas provides a flexible energy reserve to support the intermittent nature of renewable energies, helping to ensure competitiveness, efficiency and energy security.
It is also an important asset for the development of new mitigation technologies in the face of climate change. Therefore, it has become a key source for the development of long-term energy policy of the European Union adopted by European Parliament’s resolutions about the “Energy Roadmap 2050”, “A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050” and the “Roadmap to a single European transport area: Towards a competitive and resource-efficient transport system”.