Developing renewable and clean technology companies in New York
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.