The rules governing the EU’s internal gas market will in future also apply to gas pipelines to and from third countries. The Romanian Presidency of the Council reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on an amendment to the so-called gas directive. The agreement will now be submitted to the member states’ representatives in the Council for endorsement.
New rules for improving the functioning of the EU gas market and strengthening solidarity between Member States have been provisionally agreed by negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission.
Quote by Bas Eickhout.
Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets.
Hydrogen is an essential element in the energy transition and can account for 24% of final energy demand and 5.4m jobs by 2050, says the new study by the FCH JU, “Hydrogen Roadmap Europe: A sustainable pathway for the European Energy Transition“. Developed with input from 17 leading European industrial actors, the study lays out a pathway for the large-scale deployment of hydrogen and fuel cells until 2050 and quantifies the associated socio-economic impacts.
Hot on the heels of EU Industry Days, Orgalim is set to deepen the discussion on the role of technology and industry in the future of Europe: on 6 March 2019 we will bring together representatives of Europe’s technology industries and high-level EU policymakers for a roundtable event, co-hosted with the European Forum for Manufacturing (EFM) at the European Parliament.
The session will be hosted by MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, with Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen due to give a keynote address followed by a fireside chat with Orgalim Director General Malte Lohan.
The International Energy Agency officially took over on 1 February as the Facilitator of the Biofuture Platform, a group of 20 countries seeking to accelerate development and scale up deployment of modern sustainable low carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in transport, chemicals, plastics and other sectors.