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Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S) publishes White Paper promoting the role of gas networks as key enabler of the EU’s energy transition

26 policy recommendations detailed by the EU Gas DSO Association

Brussels, 3rd June 2021 - The potential of renewable gases, the strategic role of gas distribution networks and the commitment of Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to meeting shared climate ambitions, form the basis of ‘Gas grids - a key enabler of decarbonisation’, a White Paper published today by Gas Distributors for Sustainabiltiy (GD4S), the EU's European gas association in which participate the seven major DSOs from seven countries.

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New Energy Landscape Hub Series Season 1 Episode 2: Energy System Integration at the distribution level: key to delivering the EU Green Deal

 

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18 March 2021 - Energy Systems Integration (ESI), also referred to as "sector coupling", will maximise renewable energy production, link energy sources and optimise end uses, according to the Strategy released last July by the European Commission (An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration). It is expected to be a major enabler of greenhouse gas emission reduction on the path towards climate neutrality.

This episode aims to address what Energy Systems Integration means at the level of energy distribution, in relation to the EU Green Deal goals of climate neutrality and resource-efficiency.

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GD4S, EBA and NGVA Europe call on the European Commission to recognise renewable gas as a key contributor of the upcoming Mobility Strategy

Brussels, 6 November 2020 - Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S), the European Biogas Association (EBA) and NGVA Europe co-signed a joint letter to the Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, and Transport Commissioner Adina-Ioana Vălean, to call them to build the upcoming Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy on the complementarity of all renewable fuels, including biomethane, and all relevant engine technologies, to enable a fast, secure and affordable transition supporting the European industries.

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GD4S calls on the European Commission to recognize the role of blending hydrogen into the existing gas networks

Brussels, 18 March 2021 - Together with more than 90 energy companies, GD4S calls on the European Commission to consider the importance of hydrogen blending in existing gas networks. The association highlights the key contribution of existing gas transmission and distribution networks, and the related facilities connected to them, as a key enabling factor to achieve the decarbonization of the European economy and to reach the objectives of the European Hydrogen Strategy.

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GD4S General Assembly confirms Paolo Gallo (CEO Italgas) as President of the Association

Brussels, 2 February 2021 - At their Annual General Assembly, the Association representatives confirmed Paolo Gallo (CEO of Italgas) for a second year as President of the Association. In a meeting with Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, they reaffirmed the strategic role of gas grids as a driver for energy transition, as well as the importance of technological innovation in monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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contact GD4S.eu
66, Avenue de Cortenbergh
B-1000 Bruxelles
+ 32 2 280 39 94

contact GD4S.eu
66, Avenue de Cortenbergh
B-1000 Bruxelles
+ 32 2 280 39 94