Today in Brussels, stakeholders across industry came together to highlight their commitment to accelerate decarbonisation across Europe in pursuit of an energy secure, net zero future.
The Gas for Climate consortium (with the addition of Creos Luxembourg, Gasgrid Finland, Gassco, National Gas Transmission and NET4GAS) has recently held a webinar to announce the release of its newest report: “Assessing the benefits of a pan-European hydrogen transmission network”. Key findings from the report show that the build-out of a pan-European H2 network compared to the development of a more disconnected and clustered network enables €330 billion in cost savings and provides access to bulk energy storage for all European countries.
Results of this study show that the development of a pan-European H2 network is a key element for the European energy transition. It contributes significantly to an affordable, secure, and sustainable energy supply and provides significant benefits already in the short-term. Immediate actions are needed to ensure that the required infrastructure is in place when needed.
Today’s Gas for Climate event, “Scaling up renewable gases to meet REPowerEU targets”, dove into the key role of renewable and low-carbon gases in the European energy transition and the development of integrated gas infrastructure network in the light of REPowerEU targets.
Highlights of the day include:
- Zoom in on key PCI projects by: Teréga, DESFA, Enagás, OGE, Nordion Energi, Gassco, Ontras.
- Keynote: Assessing the benefits of a pan-European hydrogen transmission network.
- Panel discussion on the implications of a pan-European hydrogen transmission network featuring: Aleksandra Tomczack, Axel Eggert, Marie-Claire Aoun and Leigh Hancher.
Marie-Claire Aoun, Director of Prospective and Institutional Relations at Teréga and Chairwoman of Gas for Climate, said:
“The development of a pan-European H₂ network is a key element for the European energy transition, contributing significantly towards an affordable, secure, and sustainable energy supply.”