Gas and Renewables: the right combination for a sustainable future?

  • Dinner debate in Strasbourg
  • Jo Peters, IOGP EU Board Member; Torben Brabo, GIE Board Member; François-Xavier Dugripon, EUROGAS Member 

Intervention by the Tom Howes, Deputy Head of Unit "Economic Analysis and Financial Instruments", DG ENER, European Commission


Remarks by François-Régis Mouton, GasNaturally Chairman 


Is combining the use of natural gas with the growing deployment of renewable energy the way forward?

Will it help limit emissions and secure energy supply – all at an affordable cost for consumers?

Offshore platforms can serve as hosting transformers for wind farms and transmission networks are capable of transporting renewable gas. At the same time, when it comes to power production, gas-fired plants can start up and shut down quickly while producing fewer emissions than competitors. How should the EU turn to this potential as it shapes a policy that will determine the Europe’s energy future and EU’s lead position in combatting climate change?

The dinner-debate brought together four EEF Members covering the whole European gas value chain - from exploration to consumer issues. The debate aimed to explore sustainable solutions combining gas and renewables.

This comprehensive approach provided a unique forum for a thorough discussion.