Natural gas brings many benefits for you and the planet.
Natural gas is a secure and flexible resource. Because of its characteristics, it can be used for different purposes and integrated with renewable sources, such as biomethane and hydrogen, to generate a sustainable energy mix. In addition, the direct use of gas is less expensive than, for example, the use of electricity due to its availability and ease of transport.
The advantages of gas
Natural gas heats your home, cooks your food and helps create a cleaner future.
It is not just for domestic heating. Natural gas can power a wide range of household appliances, including cookers and hobs, dryers, real flame fires and outdoor lighting.
Unmatched in terms of efficiency, reliability and controllability, natural gas can be extracted and stored. And contribute to the energy balance that renewables cannot yet provide.
Natural gas is one of the cheapest fuels. 1 cubic metre of gas, burnt in a modern condensing boiler, generates 250 litres of hot water at a cost of 0.60 cents. On a like-for-like basis, a cubic meter of gas used to produce electricity in a power station and then converted into hot water by an electric domestic water heater only generates just over 100 litres, at a cost of around 0.80 cents.
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Natural gas to combat climate change
Italgas and the role of the distributor in the energy transition.
Natural gas is a quick and cost-effective solution to significantly reduce greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, ready to replace coal in power generation and heating. It is a useful source for the progressive energy transition of our country, thanks also to the central role of gas networks. The ubiquity of gas infrastructures makes them strategic for managing the variability of energy production from renewable sources. The digitisation of the network will allow for the full inclusion of renewable sources, such as biomethane, which is already available today, and green hydrogen, the use of which is estimated to be economically viable from 2030.