Climate neutrality will require policy to shift the focus from electrification to overall decarbonisation: Europe’s future economy will need to build on carbon-neutral energy carried via electrons, gas, liquid fuels and heat/cold into all sectors.
Gas engines are capable to adapt and operate with different types and qualities of gases, including renewable hydrogen produced from electricity through Power-to-Gas technologies and bio-based gases, such as biogas and biomethane.
Already today, almost all biogas plants operate with gas engines and there are several examples of gas engines running with more than 50% hydrogen. The technology’s capability to use different amounts of hydrogen will continue to increase, as higher amounts become available.
Legislation and market mechanisms such as the EU emissions trading system (ETS) will need to incentivise the provision and take-up of decarbonized and renewable gases. They do not only help decrease emissions but also contribute to system integration, flexibility and the green economy.
EUGINE Contribution to the Consultation on Methane Emissions in the Energy Sector
In February the European Commission launched a public consultation on aspects of methane emissions in the energy sector. The replies to this consultation will feed into the legislative proposals for new EU legislation to reduce methane emissions in the...more >
EUGINE comments on the review of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Directives
With the aim of helping the European Union reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, the European Commission is currently preparing its “Fit for 55 package”, which should include amendments to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)...more >
EU Hydrogen Strategy: A colour-blind approach is needed
In a letter sent to the European Commission, the Council and the Parliament, EUTurbines, together with a wide industry alliance, calls for a Hydrogen Strategy that is inclusive of all clean hydrogen pathways. The letter states that a technology-neutral approach...more >
EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release: The Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategies: a missed opportunity?
The right intention but insufficient conclusions and actions. This is the summary of EUTurbines and EUGINE on the Energy System Integration Strategy presented today by the European Commission. While the Hydrogen Strategy has a more inclusive approach, the Energy System...more >
EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release: Climate-neutrality - renewable gases as a prerequisite
“The climate-neutrality objective provides certainty on the direction we are heading in for 2050 but lacks clarity on the steps in between and the solutions to be developed for achieving it”, said Ralf Wezel, Secretary General of both EUGINE and...more >
Climate: The EIB acknowledges the role of cogeneration & renewable gas
Following the adoption by the European Investment Bank (EIB) of a new energy lending policy aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel commented as follows:
“The EIB has played a key role in funding valuable projects...more >
EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release on Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe – ITRE Committee vote:
Energy efficiency, flexibility and renewable gases rightfully taken on board
R&I support is crucial to ensure the transition towards a reliable, cost-efficient and decarbonised energy system. It is therefore important that the future EU R&I...more >