The Industrial and Commercial sector (I&C) is of vital economic importance for Ireland. Gas and the gas network can contribute to reducing emissions by working in partnership with industry.
A pathway to decarbonise industry by 2050
Industry accounts for 75% of Ireland’s total emissions. Equal to 5.5Mt CO₂
Irish companies, including large manufacturing and agri-food companies, have signed a carbon pledge to significantly reduce their carbon footprint by 2030
Emissions savings per annum possible by 2050 in the industry sector using the gas network
Why gas and the gas network provide a smart solution to decarbonising industry in Ireland.
Many industrial processes such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage processing require gas to provide high temperature heat.
Onsite energy generation
Generating electricity onsite using gas is an option that is attractive to those with large electricity demands, such as data centres.
Our vision to decarbonise industry
Converting industry to gas
Convert businesses near the gas network from oil and coal to natural gas. Replacing coal and oil with natural gas provides an immediate emissions reduction.
What we are doing
Supporting Green Gas Certification (GGC)
A reliable method of tracing and verifying renewable gas origin is vital to provide confidence to consumers, particularly industrial users, that the gas delivered is renewable and can be counted against their emission reduction targets.
Gas Networks Ireland is developing a GGC scheme for Ireland in partnership with other Irish and European agencies. When implemented it will support the growth of a renewable gas market in Ireland.
Read the full Vision 2050 report
Ireland's gas network has the potential to make a significant contribution to reducing Ireland's emissions. Read our vision for a net zero carbon gas network.