Oxford Energy Podcast – The Future of Gas in the climate journey: developments over the last four (and a half) years and what next?

Since January 2017, when even COP21 targets were considered `challenging’ and net-zero targets were not yet under consideration, let alone mainstream, Jonathan Stern has published five papers under the theme ‘The Future of Gas’. These papers have created considerable debate amongst the gas community. In this podcast David Ledesma and Jonathan Stern look back over this period and discuss how the climate journey has developed and where it is today, especially in relation to natural gas and LNG. The discussion then looks forward and addresses the next issues for the gas community to achieve net-zero targets including: methane emissions, the challenges facing the `blue’ hydrogen business, and whether litigation will become a key tool for achieving climate targets.