Position Paper

Hydrogen and decarbonised gas market package

Eurogas calls for a progressive gas decarbonisation package, which enables gaseous energy and its infrastructure to be the building block for a cost-effective and successful energy transition.
Eurogas supports the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality objective and the target of reducing GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Provided that incentives are put in place, EU gas demand can be fully decarbonised already before 2050. A decarbonisation pathway relying solely on electrification based on variable renewable power generation cannot deliver a successful transition. A balanced approach is necessary to ensure an environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable just energy transition that guarantees security of energy supply. This needs to be achieved in a timeframe that is compatible with the Paris Agreement.