Becoming the first climate-neutral continent. This is the ambitious goal that the European Union has set through the “Green Deal” to achieve climate neutrality before 2050. An ambitious but necessary target which must provide for adequate strategic planning and the allocation of significant investment in the energy sector and sustainable mobility.
In the transition phase towards full energy sustainability, natural gas (gaseous or liquefied) can be of fundamental importance for a sustainable transition of the whole energy and transport sector.
LNG can contribute to the diversification of the energy supply, guaranteeing stability to the country’s energy system. LNG, in times of peak request or of low energy production from renewable sources, will be able to contribute to supplying the quantities needed to produce electricity and for civil uses for the country. Furthermore, it will be essential to reduce the environmental impact of both the maritime and land transport sectors, thanks to LNG technological and environmental performance. The LNG contributes to the reduction of carbon dioxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate emissions.
The gas and LNG infrastructures could be converted, in the medium-long term, to the transport and storage of new generation gases such as biogas, synthetic gases and the hydrogen as energy carrier.