Natural gas: environmental and fuel cost studies

Natural gas is a cleaner, affordable and reliable alternative to oil and coal for homes and businesses. Please see below independent studies published in 2020 by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) that outline the benefits of natural gas.

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CO2 emission factors SEAI – Energy in Ireland Report (2020) Using natural gas as your primary energy source produces less CO2 than electricity (36%), peat (42%), coal (39%), oil (20%) and LPG (10%)
Comparison of fuel energy costs – Residential SEAI – Domestic Fuel Comparison of energy costs (2020) Based on delivered energy cost (cent/kWh), natural gas is cheaper than bulk LPG (39%), LPG Cylinders (67%) and electricity (73%)
Comparison of fuel energy costs – Business SEAI – Commercial Fuel Comparison of energy costs (2020) Based on delivered energy cost (cent/kWh), natural gas is more affordable than oil, bulk LPG and electricity