EUGINE Position on the negotiations for a WTO Environmental Goods Agreement
27 July 2016
EUGINE supports the inclusion of engines and alternators for engine power plants in the planned WTO Environmental Goods Agreement. Engine power plants can be run burning biogas or biofuels, increasing the share of renewable in the electricity system. In addition flexible gas engine power plants are enablers for the integration of more variable renewable energy from wind and sun, as their flexibility allows to back-up efficiently the renewable energy sources, ensuring the security of supply with minimal environmental impact. Engine power plants are therefore key to developing a global energy system based on more RES, decentral generation and energy efficiency. They could do even more for the environment, if high export duties were removed via the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement.