EU Energy Policy

Watson’s move to Eurogas signals boost for clean gas

The selection of the chief executive of SolarPower Europe as the new head of Eurogas could help accelerate investment in renewable gas projects The selection of the chief executive of SolarPower Europe as the new head of Eurogas could help accelerate investment in renewable gas projects.
By Staff reporter 22 October 2018 0 32985
A fermentation tank at Spring Farm biogas plant in the UK. (Future Biogas)

The surprise appointment of a solar power champion as the new head of Eurogas signals the industry is beginning to adopt a more climate-friendly strategy.

James Watson – currently the chief executive of SolarPower Europe – will take up his position as secretary general of the Brussels-based gas lobby group from January next year. 

This is not a conservative choice; Watson comes from a ‘green’ background as the voice of the European solar power industry, which has enjoyed substantial growth over the last decade. 

He...