Iraq: Is Future Near-Total Reliance On Gas-Fired Power Justifiable?

By-Ali Merza*

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), additions to global power generation capacity between 2010 and 2035 will be dominated by renewables (49%), followed by coal, gas (21% each), and nuclear (7%) with dwindling share for oil of less than 3%. Due to its technological and environmental advantages and the expected surge in world production, gas is making headway in power generation. On the...