This plan is following up on the recent study by the Ecofys research agency, which shows that, compared to a gasless energy system, 140 billion euros can be saved each year by using renewable gas via the existing gas infrastructure.
The Action Plan includes a ‘to-do list’ for policy makers and companies. Among other things, it insists on setting European targets for a substantial share of renewable gas in the European energy mix.
Commissioner Cañete stated on this occasion that Europe must be a leader in the fight against climate change and that existing gas infrastructure can play an important role in this. He emphasized the importance of more renewable gas, such as biomethane and hydrogen, in addition to renewable electricity.
In the Gas for Climate initiative, European gas transport companies cooperate: Enagás, Fluxys, Gasunie, GRTgaz, Open Grid Europe, Snam and Teréga.