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Discuss the importance of leveraging natural gas to usher in the green hydrogen era.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. Discuss the importance of leveraging natural gas to usher in the green hydrogen era. (250 words)

Reference:  Financial Express

Why the question:

The article explains to us that it is critical to position natural gas as a transition fuel for near-term GHG reductions & enable entry of hydrogen in a decade.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the importance of leveraging natural gas to usher in the green hydrogen era.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with some key data relevant to the question context.

Body:

Natural gas currently has a 6.6% share in India’s energy mix and is targeted to increase to 15% by 2030.

Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel and has wide usage across power, industry and transport sectors, but only has a 40% smaller emission-footprint than coal. Splitting water using renewable energy to produce green hydrogen is expected to be a viable cost-competitive and carbon-neutral energy source, but only by 2040.

Discuss in what way Green hydrogen can displace natural gas wholly or partly in all sectors.

Explain the importance of strictly position natural gas as a transition fuel for immediate GHG reductions and enable the entry of hydrogen in a decade.

Take hints from the article and reason your answer.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.