GASNATURALLY WELCOMES THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTE ON THE JUST TRANSITION FUND
PRESS RELEASE: GASNATURALLY WELCOMES THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTE ON THE JUST TRANSITION FUND
Brussels, 17 September 2020
The European Parliament’s landmark vote on the Just Transition Fund establishes a solid role for gas in Europe’s post-coal energy era. The vote sends a strong signal to the Commission and the Member States: innovative gas solutions – renewable gas, hydrogen produced through electrolysis and CCUS, biomethane – are vital for achieving the ambitious emissions reduction target of 55% by 2030 and reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
MEPs’ support confirms it is possible to achieve these goals only if ambition is combined with flexibility and inclusiveness. The next step would be to recognise national and regional differences and to implement tailor-made solutions that altogether would lead us to a climate-neutral Europe.
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