Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The smarter E Europe, the continent’s largest energy industry platform, has signed a cooperation agreement with the associations Eurogas and Hydrogen Europe, Trend reports citing Eurogas.
Reportedly, their objective is to join forces in achieving a decarbonised Europe and work together towards a sustainable energy future.
“The future role of Power-To-X and how hydrogen, together with solar and wind energy, can pave the way towards successful sector coupling will be among the topics discussed at The smarter E Europe and its individual exhibitions, which are taking place in Munich on May 15–17, 2019,” reads a message from Eurogas.
James Watson, Secretary General of Eurogas, noted that this partnership underlines the gas industries commitment to contributing to a carbon neutral future for Europe.
“These are exciting times in the gas sector and the role that we can play in powering the European economy through strong innovation is starting to be understood. With innovations like power to gas, we can help the European Union reach its ambitious decarbonisation targets in a cost effective and publicly acceptable way,” he added.
Europe’s transition to a decarbonised energy world is underway. All 28 EU Member States have signed the COP21 Paris Agreement to keep global warming well below 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5° Celsius. This target will fundamentally change the way in which energy is generated, stored, distributed and consumed in the EU. Attaining this goal will require power generation to become virtually carbon neutral and will also necessitate greater energy efficiency and the widespread decarbonisation of transport systems, buildings and industry.
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