Eurogas works to accelerate the energy transition through dialogue and advocacy on optimising the role of gases. We’re focused on the following priorities:
- A cost-effective Pathway using all viable decarbonisation options. This would include natural, renewable and low carbon gases in combination with carbon capture utilisation and storage.
- Binding 2030 targets. With 14 other associations spanning buildings, mobility and power generation, Eurogas advocates for binding 2030 EU targets to: reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of gas consumed by at least 20%; and, to have at least 11% of renewable gas in the gas mix.
The EU leads in the development and deployment of gas technologies for a carbon neutral energy system. Many of these are already on the market. Europe has a chance to become a global leader in climate mitigation technologies and to create jobs and wealth. We need to roll these technologies out here and seize the export opportunities of sharing them globally. The new energy legislation is our chance to set the framework to realise this potential.
A Just Transition
A market for all gases
In recent years, the EU gas market reached a point where it is one of the most liquid energy markets in the world. Now we want to fully integrate hydrogen and biomethane to build a single, strong market for all gases.
Existing gas infrastructure can support the deployment of renewable and low carbon gases. We’re working to tackle value chain methane emissions, so we can use the infrastructure we have for a more affordable transition.
Eurogas supports smart sector integration including joint gas and electricity planning. Smart sector integration should cover the interaction between energy vectors, notably gas, power and heat, with end-user sectors, including industry, residential, mobility and agriculture. As a founding member of the European Net Zero Alliance (ENZA), we enable collaboration between likeminded organisations from across sectors. The members of these organisations are committed to climate neutrality following the “we can – we want – we will” approach.
The Twin Energy-Digital Transition
As well as helping to address issues like value chain methane emissions, digitalisation will lead to more active energy customers. It can support more direct participation of citizens in managing energy, including through smart meters, and smarter grids. The twin energy-digital transition is also a chance to develop digital skills and climate leadership while we work towards achieving Europe’s decarbonisation goals.