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Policy & Regulation

EU regulations lag power-to-gas ambitions

Support for emerging power-to-gas technologies is missing from current EU legislation, but there are signs the regulatory framework is changing Support for emerging power-to-gas technologies is missing from current EU legislation, but there are signs the regulatory framework is changing.
By Christian Ernhede 28 November 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34832
Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farm. (Centrica)

The key issue: ENTSOG’s 2020 list of gas projects includes a new category of ‘energy transition-related’ projects, hinting that regulatory changes are underway to support power- to-gas projects.

Interfax analysis: The increasing production of renewable energy within the EU may require new gas infrastructure to transport hydrogen and methane, but grid development will be hampered without technology-neutral initiatives at an EU-level.

The EU’s draft taxonomy regulation, which aims to provide clarity on sustainable investments, currently limits investments in gas infrastructure to the retrofitting...