The result of the vote on the adoption of the draft opinion is available.
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The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to the World Energy Outlook 2017.
An updated briefing by the European Parliamentary Research Service is available.
NGVA Europe welcomes the publication of the EU Commission’s second part of the Mobility Package and stresses the importance to introduce a more comprehensive approach for assessing the environmental benefits from the mobility solutions. In this context, the well-to-wheel approach can guarantee a fair and complete evaluation of the decarbonisation effect among different solutions, and it results as a fundamental booster to introduce more renewable energy sources in the transportation sector in a cost-effective way.
TOKYO – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, met with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr Hiroshige Seko, to discuss a range of issues including recent developments in global energy markets.
While gas markets are currently well supplied, the transformation of natural gas markets from regional systems to more globalized and interdependent markets is creating new security challenges, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest assessment of global gas security.
To reduce oil dependency, policy-makers should consider the benefits of using alternative energy fuels and their high potential to contribute to decarbonisation and reduce pollution. These advantages are key part of the ‘g-mobility’ concept – an approach that advocates for the use of gas in transport and opens the door to the much-needed sustainable mobility.
The Council adopted today a revised regulation concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply. The legislative act will enter into force four days after being published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Representatives from MIKTA nations – Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia – met in Paris today to discuss the future of natural gas and review gas-security issues in their countries at a gathering supported by the International Energy Agency.