New Economy-Wide Decarbonization Analysis Details Key Role of Clean Fuels Network in Achieving California’s 2045 Climate Goals

New Economy-Wide Decarbonization Analysis Details Key Role of Clean Fuels Network in Achieving California’s 2045 Climate Goals

Summary

• Building on previous state and industry studies, new research evaluates potential pathways to reach 100% carbon neutrality in California by 2045
• Analysis demonstrates how a clean fuels network supports decarbonization and electrification
• Findings outline the role existing natural gas infrastructure can play in advancing clean fuels adoption and achieving the most cost-effective, resilient, and lowest risk pathway to carbon neutrality


Source:SoCalGas

LOS ANGELES–Oct. 26, 2021—A new economy-wide technical analysis released today by Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) underscores the essential role that clean fuels like hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG) will play in a carbon-neutral California. SoCalGas’ The Role of Clean Fuels and Gas Infrastructure in Achieving California’s Net Zero Climate Goal examines the complexity of reaching 100% net zero emissions in California by 2045, and for the first time offers detailed solutions that include the clean fuels infrastructure needed to support and accelerate decarbonization efforts. The analysis also offers solutions for the hard-to-abate transportation and industrial sectors and supports existing state climate and energy policies, including resilient and reliable electrification.

“Climate change and the imperative to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions are driving a transformation of our nation’s entire energy system,” said SoCalGas President Maryam Brown. “Acrossthe United States, electric and gas utilities are re-envisioning how they deliver the energy Americans need. SoCalGas, having set the goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions in everything we do by 2045, is leading the effort in California to accelerate a more equitable and affordable energy transition and to help establish Los Angeles as North America’s first clean fuels hub.”

Read more at CalMatters on Climate change and the imperative to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

A detailed report on Clean Fuels can be found here. Clean fuels are gases like green hydrogen, renewable natural gas, syngas, and biofuels, the production and combustion of which can be carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative.

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Sheryl Hamlin

Los Angeles is trying go carbon-free by 2035, a goal that would make it the first major U.S. city to run entirely on clean energyThe Washington Post gave a preview of the obstacles, which are formidable. Researchers have estimated, for example, that it will cost up to $87 billion to wean the city off natural gas and coal. L.A.’s annual budget, by comparison, is approximately $10 billion. (CA Sun)