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Natural gas and energy

The contribution of natural gas to the greenhouse effect and the question of future energy supply


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Large amounts of the natural gas consumed in Europe is transported in pipelines from Russia. How much of the greenhouse gas methane is emitted on the way?


No. 3

Sept 2005




Transport of natural gas and emission of methane

Natural gas consists primarily of the strong greenhouse gas methane. If too much methane is emitted over the long distances natural gas is transported, it would lose its advantages as a lower emission fuel compared to coal and oil. But how much methane is really emitted?


Energy today and tomorrow: 1. Projections

What trends does the International Energy Agency IEA expect for the development in energy usage over the coming decades? The article in context 1 gives a world-wide overview.

Energy today and tomorrow: 2. Alternative sources

The usage of fossil fuels is becoming more and more problematic. Can they be replaced? What are the possible alternatives? The article in context 2 gives an overview of non-fossil fuel based energy sources and the present state in terms of costs and technologies.

Role-playing game 'Energy conference'

We all need energy. This is why diverse groups in our society all participate in the discussion about energy supply. In a role-playing game we take the positions of the different people in this discussion and organise an energy conference.


Further information on the topics of energy, energy demand and supply and how to save energy in the personal environment.

Information for teachers

Information on how to integrate the content of this magazine in classes, download material and learning targets can be found in the information area and material corner for teachers.





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