Joint EUTurbines EUGINE Communication – Minding the gap: why long-term flexibility matters

13 April 2023

The EU climate goals set to 2030 and 2050 continue to push Europe to undergo an accelerated decarbonisation transition.  The Commission has expressed the importance of sector integration in such a transition, heading “(…) towards an effective, affordable and deep decarbonisation of the European economy in line with the Paris Agreement and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

With these goals in mind, the energy ministers of the EU Member States recently agreed on a joint ‘general approach’ on the legislative Gas and Hydrogen package on two proposals, setting common internal market rules for renewable and natural gases and hydrogen.

Our main message: acknowledging the system “as a whole” includes acknowledging the pivotal role that power plants running on renewable and low-carbon gases may have in this transition. 

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