Opinion Pieces

Opinion Piece
17.04.2019

Innovation in the gas industry paves the way to low-carbon future

Innovation in the gas industry paves the way to low-carbon future By Marco Alverà, President of GasNaturally This opinion piece was first published in the European Energy Innovation magazine M...

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Opinion Piece
21.11.2018

Is Europe missing the mark on climate change?

This opinion pieces was first published in Politico on 21 November 2019 Is Europe missing the mark on climate change?   Placing affordability and technological innovation at the center of t...

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Opinion Piece
27.04.2018

Building energy infrastructure is not a zero-sum game

This opinion piece was first published in Euractiv on 27 April Full electrification does not mean decarbonisation, writes Marco Alverà. Infrastructure which carries natural gas today will be ne...

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Opinion Piece
04.07.2017

Gas is one of the safest bets for EU’s energy and climate success

Europe will need gas to make renewables work. One of my principal aims as the new president of GasNaturally will be to engage with our partners and policymakers and explain why gas is one of the safes...

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Opinion Piece
01.02.2017

Implementing the Energy Union – Gas helps turning ideas into action

The Energy Union was one of the major initiatives that the present European Commission launched when it was appointed in 2014. It even created a specific Vice-President position to oversee its executi...

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Opinion Piece
25.01.2017

What future for gas in a decarbonised world?

Gas markets are at a crossroad. Not long ago, it was common to see headlines such as “Gas, no longer the fuel of choice” or “The golden age of gas: gone for good?” Did that mean the end of gas...

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Opinion Piece
22.11.2016

Innovation with Gas

It is acknowledged that 80-95% decarbonisation will require a bold, integrated approach to building a new sort of energy system. The Energy Union recognises that in order that this transformation is d...

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Opinion Piece
22.11.2016

The EU Power Market Design: planning for success, without discrimination

The European Commission’s upcoming proposal for a new design of the electricity market will aim to set the bloc on track for lowering emissions and better integrate more variable renewables. To be...

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Opinion Piece
10.11.2016

Three moves to turn COP22 into action

Last year, it was Paris. The climate change deal – struck by the almost 200 national delegations – has changed the perspective in which policymakers, and industry, look at addressing climate chall...

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Opinion Piece
12.10.2016

Understanding the riddle of who produces the cheapest electricity

Over the last months, the approval of the Hinkley nuclear power station has stirred a heated debate, in the United Kingdom just as much as in Brussels. The discussion put the spotlight on one key q...

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Opinion Piece
30.08.2016

Accelerating towards a low-carbon future – a young professional’s perspective on Europe’s energy future

Europe’s energy future is, and will continue to be, about mitigating risk. Not only risk to the security of energy supply, or risk to competition and investment. But the larger (and potentially high...

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Opinion Piece
22.07.2016

LNG puts Europe in the middle of the global gas market

Turning gas into a liquid to transport it more easily is not only changing the way we perceive gas transport, but also the very way we use gas. Historically, big pipelines have been moving gas from...

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Opinion Piece
09.06.2016

Gas: Europe’s smart choice for heating

Did you know that natural gas provides almost half of home heating in Europe, and that heating represents 70% of a household’s energy consumption? The introduction of natural gas into our heating sy...

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News, Opinion Piece
01.06.2016

Natural gas, driving Europe’s mobility forward

The Natural Gas Vehicles Association joins GasNaturally, highlighting the industry’s innovation potential. Natural gas is key to our daily lives: it heats our homes, produces our electricity and po...

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News, Opinion Piece
13.04.2016

Three moves to get the EU power market right

The European Union will this year have to come up with good ideas on how to best use – and integrate – energy sources as different as wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, coal and gas to produce the clean...

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News, Opinion Piece
17.03.2016

Combining gas and renewables can deliver ‘energy miracle’

A lot is happening in the world of natural gas. Just recently, the European Commission published its gas strategy and the United States exported its first Liquefied Natural Gas. It is a clear sign of...

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News, Opinion Piece
25.11.2015

Delivering Europe’s energy needs: gas infrastructure

It’s a cold December Sunday morning. You just woke up, made yourself some nice breakfast and coffee on the stove. It was a bit chilly overnight, but now you raised the thermostat temperature to a...

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Opinion Piece
27.10.2015

Biogas – Revealing the renewable side of gas

Today, we often talk about the way gas is helping make a clean future real by partnering with renewables, but we tend to overlook the fact that gas itself can be renewable, in the form of biogas for e...

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News, Opinion Piece
13.10.2015

Of tennis players and EU energy: GasWeek 2015

Dear all, This week is a special one: first, we have made it to our second blog, and we can now officially call it a series. Second, it is GasWeek! With a view to spreading the GoodWord about...

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News, Opinion Piece
29.09.2015

Telling the natural gas story

Dear reader, It is my pleasure to introduce you to GasNaturally’s new blog series. Throughout the year, I will provide some food for thought about the European Union, its energy policy and, of cour...

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