Eurogas calls for binding EU target on gas demand
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.16
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Eurogas calls for a binding EU target on gas demand for the reduction of the GHG intensity of gas, Trend reports citing Eurogas.
“By 2030 the GHG intensity of the gaseous energy consumed in the EU shall be reduced by at least 20 percent compared to 2018 levels, through the use of renewable and decarbonized gases.
“To be eligible, each renewable and decarbonized gas typology production pathway must comply with appropriate sustainability and emission reduction criteria in line with RED II and future European legislation. Eligible gas typologies account for the 2030 EU binding target for the reduction of the GHG intensity of gas in proportion to its greenhouse gas emissions savings (Life Cycle, including negative emissions).
“ In order to avoid a disproportionate administrative burden, a list of greenhouse gas emissions savings (Life Cycle) should be laid down for common gas typologies production pathways and that list should be updated and expanded when further reliable data are available. Producers shall always be entitled to demonstrate that the level of greenhouse gas emissions savings of their production process are higher than those that were assumed when calculating the default values.
“Gas – natural, renewable and decarbonised – will play a decisive role in the decarbonisation efforts of every sector, including buildings, industry, power and mobility as well as agriculture. To deliver on this potential, the European gas industry requires an EU policy framework that promotes the production, market uptake and system integration of renewable and decarbonised gases. Among the main pillars of such a policy framework should be a binding 2030 EU-level target to lower the greenhouse gas intensity of gas consumed in Europe, as well as a binding 2030 EU-level target to increase the demand for renewable gases,” said Eurogas.
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