The 2019 edition of the World Energy Outlook examined, among other things, the prospects for gas infrastructure. This flagship IEA’s publication concludes that: “the next decade is a critical one for gas infrastructure. Short-term decisions on whether to invest in gas grids will have major long-term implications. Questions about the relative importance, and respective roles, of electricity and gas networks are central to the design of energy transitions to a low emissions future”.
Despite the rising agreement over the need to use both electrons and molecules in the decarbonised energy system, the future of gas infrastructure in Europe is far from certain. Some EU Member States continue to invest in traditional natural gas pipelines and interconnectors, while others such as the Netherlands announce ambitious plans for developing a ‘hydrogen economy’.
This online event constitutes a part of the online block of the “Regulation of Gas markets” training, which will take place between 16 and 20 March 2020 in Florence. You can still register!
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