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EU nations show modest ambition on green gases

Member states have highlighted the potential for renewable gases in their 10-year energy and climate plans, but few have made ambitious commitments Member states have highlighted the potential for renewable gases in their 10-year energy and climate plans, but few have made ambitious commitments.
By Andreas Walstad 25 March 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34067
Harvesting corn for biogas in Germany. (PA)

Many EU countries have flagged up the potential for renewable gases and hydrogen in their 10-year energy and climate plans, which were recently made public by the European Commission. However, clear and ambitious strategies on how to speed up the development of green gases seem to be lacking across the board.

For example the Netherlands, which is currently undergoing an energy transition, seems cautious when outlining the potential for renewable gases. With the full phase-out of gas production from the...