"The chemical industry uses natural gas both as feedstock and #energy source: continuous gas supply is essential! Gas quality is key. #Biomethane could be an interesting option to reduce carbon emissions and increase consumption of #renewable energies" @NicolaBXL, #GIEOpenDoorLab

"A timely discussion today at #GIEOpenDoorLab. What we need to keep in mind is that 35 bcm of #biomethane is only a first step for 2030.
By 2050, we foresee a massive boost in the production with up to 167 bcm produced by the #renewable gas sector"
@DekkerDee, @European_Biogas

"Homegrown, #sustainable and affordable #gas?
Let's look at #Biomethane: Europe has a huge potential for production and gas infrastructure is a part of the solution. We can store & transport biomethane in a cost-effective way”
@EKolst, GIE Board Member at #GIEOpenDoorLab

"Electrons & molecules will need to team up. Let's make this transformation happen.
Good to see we have more than 4⃣0⃣ gas infrastructure representatives today: multiple voices on #biomethane bringing various perspectives to tackle this #decarbonisation challenge"

@TorbenBrabo

"This workshop is a good example of our members' determination to support the EU with its ambitious #mission.
Boosting #biogas to deliver 35 bcm?
We can do that by bringing cost-effective solutions to transport & store #renewable molecules"

@AchovskiBoyana, at #GIEOpenDoorLab

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Recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

May 19, 2022

Eurogas & GIE inputs

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The European Commission has proposed a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (COM(2021) 802 final) aiming at fully decarbonised buildings by 2050. In response, Eurogas prepared a position that GIE fully supports. The paper presents the assets of gaseous solutions and the use of gas infrastructure to achieve zero emissions buildings.

 

Erik Kolstø, GIE Board Member: “Boosting the energy performance of buildings is critical to meeting EU’s ambitious energy savings and decarbonisation targets. Decarbonisation in the residential sector is a challenge and we need a wide range of heating solutions to reach these targets. In this position paper, we highlight the great potential of renewable and hydrogen molecules to support the EU in achieving its climate neutrality goals in the residential sector. Including such gaseous options in the mix of heating solutions will enable transition in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.”

 

Key recommendations

  • Make Zero Emission Buildings (ZEBs) future proof: Enable ZEBs to meet minimum energy needs by being able to use renewable energy irrespective of the grid used, the market player involved or the distance to the renewable energy sources. Keep the costs as low as possible and ensure that existing gas infrastructure can be used to supply renewable energy.

 

  • Ensure a balanced mix of modern technologiesEnable all modern and renewable-ready heating technologies to contribute.

 

  • Promote energy system efficiency: Enable the combination of different heating technologies, including modern gas solutions, to improve energy system efficiency.

 

Note to editors

Who is GIE?

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.

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