Exploring the Potential Business Case for Synergies Between Natural Gas and Renewable Energy
Natural gas and renewable energy each contribute to economic growth, energy independence, and carbon mitigation, sometimes independently and sometimes collectively. Often, natural gas and renewables are considered competitors in markets, such as those for bulk electricity. This paper attempts to address the question, 'Given near- and long-term needs for abundant, cleaner energy sources and decarbonization, how can more compelling business models be created so that these two domestic forms of energy work in greater concert?' This paper explores revenue opportunities that emerge from systems-level perspectives in 'bulk energy' (large-scale electricity and natural gas production, transmission, and trade) and four 'distribution edge' subsectors: industrial, residential, commercial, and transportation end uses.
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- Technical Report
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA)
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- United States
- 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES NATURAL GAS; RENEWABLE ENERGY; SYNERGIES; BUSINESS CASE; Energy Analysis
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