American Gas Association
Juan Alvarado is Director of Energy Analysis at the American Gas Association.
There's obviously a great future for the lower-carbon energy economy, which is speeding toward us. A large part of that will be found in decarbonizing gas, in making natural gas sustainable.
This field, the greening of gas, is entering a period of gigantic growth, whereby innovation and investment in greenhouse gas reductions all along the gas value chain, and in renewable substitutes such as hydrogen, is increasing by leaps and bounds. To put that into perspective, the American Gas Association recently issued a report, Net-Zero Emissions Opportunities for Gas Utilities.
AGA commissioned ICF for the report, which finds that gas utilities through a variety of approaches and technologies, can achieve net-zero emissions targets. PUF sat down with AGA's Juan Alvarado to unpack what the report means for the future of natural gas.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Talk about this report from your shop with the assistance of ICF. Why did AGA decide to write this?
Juan Alvarado: I see this as our seminal report, one of the most important to come out of AGA in a long time, if not ever. The gas industry is facing a fundamental shift in the way it has to operate to meet our ambitious climate goals.