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Figures from Central & South-Eastern EU Decarbonisation: 3rd Edition of GIE & Deloitte Report is now available

November 21, 2023

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GIE and Deloitte have released their third annual report on the decarbonisation status of the CEE & SEE region. In this year’s edition, two new topics have been introduced: specific insights into the impact of Europe’s Energy Crisis in 2022 and an overview of the development of the hydrogen value chain in the region.

14 EU Member States

This annual report provides up-to-date information on all 14 EU Member States from the region: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The report, based on publicly available data, is divided into two main parts.


Download the report to access:

  • A comparative analysis of national energy markets
  • Key energy market figures
  • Current emissions by EU Member States and their emissions target figures
  • Main decarbonisation challenges and strategies per country


EU Crisis Impact

Explore the repercussions of Europe’s Energy Crisis in 2022 by looking into specific sections highlighting the roles of gas storage and LNG terminals during this challenging period. Learn how the increased focus on green gases has empowered Europe to explore alternative solutions to Russian fossil fuel dependency.


Hydrogen value-chain

Several hydrogen projects have been developed in the CEE & SEE region, aiming to establish a hydrogen value chain covering production, transportation, and storage to end customers. Some specific gas infrastructure initiatives/projects in the region are listed below. All relevant hydrogen infrastructures in Europe are comprised in the interactive Hydrogen Infrastructure map that brings together the hydrogen perspective and projects of Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of gas, Distribution System Operators (DSOs), Storage System Operators (SSOs) and LNG System Operators (LSOs), as well as third party promoters developing projects in consortia along the whole value chain.

Central European Hydrogen Corridor

South Eastern Europe H2 corridor

 Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor

Hydrogen Storage: Underground Sun Storage 2030

“The European Commission requested this regional analysis as Europe lacked figures on the energy systems of this geographic area. We filled that gap to support the EU institution’s work and enable an efficient and inclusive transition. It has been three years now, and this third edition captures the figures from last year’s crisis, illustrating the region’s role in supporting the realisation of REPowerEU.”
Boyana Achovski, GIE Secretary General


“We can observe that energy plays a critical role in the region’s economy due to the high energy intensity of its countries’ GDP, well above the EU average. The extensive use of coal and oil in energy consumption adds another layer to the region’s challenges. For an effective decarbonisation process, the different starting points of the Member States must be taken into consideration.”
Milan Sedláček, GIE Board Member


“While the energy crisis brought a significant uptake of coal power and heat generation, in the long term, we are still on track for the planned coal phase-outs. The accelerated extraction rate of the remaining accessible coal resources abbreviated the lifespan of these deposits. Therefore, it is even plausible that some countries might phase out coal before the scheduled official dates for phase-out are reached.”
Miroslav Lopour, Energy Strategy Senior Manager at Deloitte


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Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is the association representing the interests of European gas infrastructure operators. GIE members operate Europe’s renewable and low-carbon gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification terminals. It gathers 68 industry entities from 27 countries that embody multiple decarbonisation pathways of the EU regions. GIE’s vision is that by 2050, the gas infrastructure will be the backbone of the new innovative energy system, allowing European citizens and industries to benefit from a secure, efficient and sustainable energy supply.

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Gabrielle Lelievre, GIE communication Advisor |


Note to editors

Who is GIE?

GIE is the European association of infrastructure operators for renewable, low-carbon and natural gases, including hydrogen and biomethane. GIE members are 66 companies located in 27 countries. They operate transmission pipelines, underground storage and import terminals. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking. GIE’s mission is to raise awareness of the evolution of gas infrastructure towards 2050 and its role in Europe’s energy resilience and decarbonisation.