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The article discusses South Africa’s energy shift from coal to natural gas (NG) due to high carbon emissions.
It explores NG’s versatility in residential, commercial, industrial, and transport sectors, detailing its applications in heating, cooking, air conditioning, lighting, and as a vehicle fuel.
It highlights NG’s lower carbon footprint compared to coal in industries like mining, metallurgy, and electricity generation.
Emphasizing government support, it suggests NG’s potential to significantly cut emissions by 2040 and the need for policies reflecting NG’s environmental benefits in the market.