Positions

Positions
22.09.2020

GasNaturally’s feedback to the EU Renewable Energy Rules Review

21 September 2020 GasNaturally welcomes the Commission’s Roadmap for the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). In light of the European Green Deal and the 2030 Climate Target Plan...

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Positions
22.09.2020

GasNaturally’s feedback to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive Evaluation and Review

21 September 2020 GasNaturally supports energy efficiency as a key contributor to achieving the European Green Deal ambitions. We agree that increasing energy efficiency is an important element of...

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Positions
02.09.2020

GasNaturally’s feedback to the EU Methane Emissions Strategy Roadmap

05 August 2020 Reaching the ambitious EU 2050 climate neutrality goal requires a reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and afurther decrease in methane emissions, which account for 10%1 of a...

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Positions
13.07.2020

GasNaturally’s response to the ‘Renovation Wave’ public consultation

GasNaturally provided its input to the European Commission's public consultation on the 'Renovation Wave', a key initiative of the European Green Deal expected in September. GasNaturally members be...

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Positions
19.05.2020

GasNaturally’s vision for a smart and integrated energy system

GasNaturally response to the European Commission consultation on  An EU Strategy for Smart Sector Integration   What would be the main features of a truly integrated energy system to enable a...

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Positions
05.05.2020

GASEOUS ENERGY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF A SUSTAINABLE EU RECOVERY

GASEOUS ENERGY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF A SUSTAINABLE EU RECOVERY The Covid-19 outbreak has unleashed an unprecedented socio-economic global crisis, affecting all citizens and sectors. While the ener...

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Publications
08.04.2020

GasNaturally Gas Appliances Brochure

A balanced energy mix is key to achieving the EU climate objectives – including net-zero GHG emissions in 2050 – in a resilient, efficient, and affordable way. The presence of renewable and decarb...

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Positions
03.12.2018

Joint Statement – Response to the European Commission vision for a climate neutral economy

Response to European Commission vision for a climate neutral economy  In accordance with the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, the European Commission has issued A European strategic long-term vision for a p...

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Publications
18.10.2018

Manifesto of the European Gas Industry

The gas industry is keen to actively support the EU’s efforts to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement. This Manifesto outlines ways our industry can contribute in an affordable and sustain...

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Publications
08.11.2017

Gas, affordability & consumer

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Publications
03.02.2012

GasNaturally Brochure

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Opinion Pieces

Opinion Piece
06.10.2020

A catalyser for decarbonisation: the essential role of carbon capture and storage

Reflections from the gas value chain A catalyser for decarbonisation: the essential role of carbon capture and storage By François-Régis Mouton, Chair of GasNaturally Steering Committee Wit...

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Opinion Piece
15.04.2020

Financing the EU energy transition

This opinion piece was firstly published on EURACTIV. The Taxonomy Regulation, a classification for “environmentally sustainable investments”, on which political agreement was reached on 16 Dec...

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Opinion Piece
02.04.2020

Reducing the GHG footprint of the gas value chain: progress in methane emissions management and reduction

This opinion piece was firstly published on EURACTIV. Reaching the ambitious EU 2050 climate neutrality goal means that steep reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are necessary, along with further mi...

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Opinion Piece
25.03.2020

A competitive European industry: the contribution of gas technologies

A competitive European industry: the contribution of gas technologies This opinion piece was firstly published on EURACTIV. The EU industry is the foundation of the European economy, providin...

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Opinion Piece
17.04.2019

Innovation in the gas industry paves the way to a 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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