Disruptive technology: What threat to gas-fired power?

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The gas industry is confident that it will benefit from the push to a low-carbon economy by superseding dirty coal-fired power generation and partnering with renewable energy. But this confidence overlooks the spectre of the unknown – the nascent technologies that have the potential to dramatically increase the cost-effectiveness of other generation methods and pull the rug out from under traditional thermal power. Gas Matters examines some of the technologies and innovative business models that threaten to disrupt the status quo and asks whether the industry’s confidence in its future power sector role is misplaced.

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