Eurogas meets in Prague to assess role of gases in Czech Republic and beyond
This annual regional conference welcomed nearly 200 attendees in Prague and online, and didn’t lose focus on the ultimate objective of decarbonising the gas sector through, for example, the deployment of biomethane and hydrogen.
Joint Common Principles for Enhanced Consumer Protection this Winter
The Russian invasion of Ukraine dramatically changed the economic and social situation in Europe, with costs-of-living rising sharply in the Union also due to increasing energy prices. Unprecedented measures have been taken at EU and at national level to support consumers, with energy-specific measures and measures based on the existing consumer protection and social policy framework at Union and national levels.
Joint Statement on the REDII Delegated Act Art. 28 (5): the Importance of Industrial CCU for Reaching Climate Neutrality
The signatories represent a wide range of industrial sectors for which Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) is a core technology to help reach their sustainability and climate neutrality targets. The undersigned fully support the Commission’s ambitious climate targets. But reaching those targets including RFNBOs sub-quotas from the REPowerEU Plan, European Hydrogen Strategy, revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, ReFuelEU Aviation or discussed in FuelEU Maritime will require legal certainty for investments and support for the scale-up of renewable hydrogen, its derivatives such as synthetic fuels, and underlying technologies such as CCU.
Molecules November 2022: To decarbonise the buildings sector, we need a “bottom-up” approach
As work continues in Brussels on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EBPD), this month Eurogas joined 14 other associations in the energy sector, buildings sector, and groups representing small- and medium-sized businesses, to issue our latest joint paper. In the position paper, we look at the need for a “bottom-up” approach to decarbonising buildings in the EU – one that works for local authorities, consumers, as well as local suppliers and producers. Together we’re pursuing cost-effective ways to create a carbon-neutral buildings sector.
Joint Open Letter on the revision of the GHG Protocol’s Reporting Principles
The co-signatory organisations wish to raise serious concerns to the European Commission about the new draft “Land Sector and Removals Guidance” under development within the GHG Protocol (GHGP) Standard. The new draft Guidance prevents corporate users from using market-based instruments to report reduced GHG emissions from biomethane consumption and as a result can hurt the European Union’s efforts to develop 35 bcm of domestic biomethane production by 2030.
Molecules November 2022: 5 Questions with Gregor Frey, Policy Advisor at Eurogas
Our 5 questions with… interview series continues this month with our colleague Gregor Frey.
Molecules November 2022: Value chain methane emissions – Eurogas at the European Parliament
Last week Eurogas organised an event in the European Parliament to discuss the EU methane regulation. Hosted by Maria Spyraki, Shadow Rapporteur on the Methane Emissions Regulation, it gathered experts from the sector and policy makers. They discussed the development of a binding framework to tackle emissions, that takes the diverse characteristics of the gas value chain into account.
Joint paper | Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: a bottom-up approach for integrated system efficiency
As work continues in Brussels on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Eurogas has joined 14 other associations in the energy sector, buildings sector, and SME groups, to issue our latest joint paper.
How to achieve an impactful regulation on methane emissions: joint statement by European gas Distribution System Operators
The undersigned organisations jointly represent European Gas Distribution System Operators (DSOs). We are fully committed to reducing methane emissions and we support an ambitious and binding Regulation. Compared to the prescriptive proposal from the European Commission, we would have favoured a Regulation that mandates outcomes, but leaves flexibility to operators on how to achieve them. Yet, we understand the rationale for the approach taken by the Commission. This must, however, take into account the diverse characteristics of the different parts of the gas value chain: production, transmission, storage, and distribution.
Molecules October 2022: 5 questions with Anaïs Faucher, Policy Advisor at Eurogas
For this first 5 questions interview we asked our colleague Anaïs Faucher from the Policy Unit about her background and her aspirations for the energy sector.
Molecules October 2022: Landwärme and Reverion pilot project awarded for delivering net negative
Renewable gases like hydrogen and biomethane are front and centre of decarbonisation discussions, from REPowerEU to the State of the Energy Union. There is widespread recognition of their crucial role in re-establishing energy security and phasing out coal and oil. Scaling up decentralised renewable energy production and maximising the use of the existing system is more important than ever.
Joint Associations’ Letter: Call for an urgent expansion of the collateral requirements in energy markets
The objective of this letter is to present the views of EACH, EFET, Eurelectric and Eurogas1 on the proposals by the European Commission – the Delegated Regulation of 21/10/2022 amending the regulatory technical standards laid down in Delegated Regulation (EU) No 153/2013 as regards temporary emergency measures on collateral requirements2 – and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – the Draft Technical Standards amending Commission Delegated Regulation (RTS) 153/2013 3 – (henceforth ‘the Authorities’) related to the emergency measures on collateral requirements and in particular their suggestions on bank guarantees and public guarantees.