Policy & Regulation

Gas industry defends long-term role in EU energy mix

The European gas industry is defending its long-term role in the energy mix, flagging up both emissions reductions and security of electricity supply as key benefits The European gas industry is defending its long-term role in the energy mix, flagging up both emissions reductions and security of electricity supply as key benefits.
By Andreas Walstad 13 April 2018 0 30438
Wind turbines in Italy Wind turbines in Italy. (ERG)

The gas industry defended its long-term role in Europe’s energy mix at a high-level conference in Brussels on Thursday, pointing to benefits such as ensuring reductions in emissions and providing a secure power supply. 

Klaus Schäfer, chief executive of German energy company Uniper and chairman of industry association Eurogas, told the annual EU Energy Summit that intermittent supply from wind and solar would require backup from other types of generation in the long term. A period of weak wind and little sun in parts of Germany...