EU Energy Policy

Voices grow louder in disapproval of gas

The voices of campaigners against increased investment in European gas infrastructure are getting louder, but will they be heard? The voices of campaigners against increased investment in European gas infrastructure are getting louder, but will they be heard?
By The Wildcat 2 February 2018 0 29387
MEPs and campaigners at a press conference. (Antoine Simon/Friends of the Earth)

Not all policymakers in Brussels see gas as an ideal bridge fuel to a zero-emission economy. A number of MEPs have – for the first time – called on the European Parliament to reject the European Commission’s proposed list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs), which they see as too gas-friendly. Although these MEPs are a minority, they represent five of the parliament’s political groups and the dissenting voices are becoming louder.

At a press conference in January, MEPs and campaigners from pressure groups drew attention...