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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

National Grid identifies opportunity for greenhouse gas reductions and job creation

National Grid has released a study showing that 16% of the natural gas demanded in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire can be met with renewable gas (bio-methane). Renewable gas is produced through the thermal gasification or anaerobic digestion of biomass such as wood/agricultural residues, solid waste and energy crops.

National Grid identifies a long-term goal of replacing 25% of the demanded natural gas in its four state range with renewable gas. Such a switch has the potential to decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 16 million tons per year, create as many as 9,000 jobs and ensure future energy security through domestic production.

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