March 30, 2021
The European Net Zero Alliance (ENZA) is an eclectic alliance: it brings together 17 associations from different energy vectors and sectors. Together, we can, we want, we will make climate neutrality a reality.
ENZA was launched today via a successful event. Knowledgeable speakers from the European Commission and the industry provided a good overview of what’s coming next for energy, industry, buildings, mobility, forestry, and agriculture in Europe. 142 participants tuned in to discover the objectives and vision of the alliance. Such attendance reflects the increasing importance holistic approach in decision making.
ENZA Chair Paul Voss stated at the event: “Our members have come together because the easiest and most cost-effective pathway to 2050 climate neutrality is to take advantage of synergies across a range of both sectors and vectors. We hope our cooperation is a living example of this principle translated into practice.”
Boyana Achovski, GIE Secretary General, explained: “A fair, secured, and sustainable world is around the corner. To make it happened, we need to join forces between regions, sectors, energy infrastructures. It’s now crucial to connect energy vectors and energy-consumers together, and ENZA is the right place to bridge that gap.
She added: “By transporting and storing renewable and low-carbon molecules including hydrogen, GIE operators are part of that good puzzle. With ENZA colleagues, we are innovating and finding solutions to enhance decarbonisation. With the right policies and incentives, we can set the European Union on track towards leaders in hydrogen technologies.”
Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is the association representing the interests of European gas infrastructure operators active in gas transmission, gas storage and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking. GIE currently represents 70 member companies from 26 countries. GIE’s vision is that by 2050, the gas infrastructure will be the backbone of the new innovative energy system, allowing European citizens to benefit from a secure, efficient and sustainable energy supply.