SGI White Papers Series

The SGI White Paper Series provides globally impactful policy facing analysis, bringing clarity to contentious topics in the energy sector. The SGI delivers this through the use of systematic review of the contemporary evidence base and primary analysis to fill gaps in current knowledge.

You can also read a description of the SGI White Paper Series methodology.

White Paper Catalogue

White Paper 4: Can natural gas reduce emissions from transport?

This report investigates the emissions of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants arising in both heavy goods vehicles and shipping. The white paper assessed the scope for natural gas to reduce these emissions from current levels.

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White Paper 3: A greener gas grid: What are the options?

SGI White Paper 3 looks at the evidence surrounding the decarbonisation potential of existing gas network infrastructure. This paper investigates recent research that suggests options to decarbonise the existing gas grid might be competitive under certain circumstances.

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Cover for launch eventWhite Paper 2: Can technology help to unlock ‘unburnable carbon’? 

The report examines the current state of knowledge regarding ‘unburnable carbon’ and the extent to which Carbon Capture & Storage can unlock hydrocarbon reserves without endangering climate change targets.

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CaptureWhite Paper 1: Methane and CO2 emissions from the natural gas supply chain

Published in September 2015, this was a comprehensive review of the available data on both methane and carbon dioxide emissions from
the natural supply chain.

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