Brussels, 13th September 2022 – GD4S is particularly proud to announce that the three main Dutch gas distributors, Alliander, Stedin, and Enexis, have joined the association. “We warmly welcome the arrival of these new members. Thanks to their expertise in the field and their existing strong cooperation, they together constitute a great added value to the work carried by GD4S and will make our common voice in the European debate stronger” comments GD4S’ President, Narcis de Carreras.
GD4S to Commissioner Kadri Simson: RePowerEU 35 bcm biomethane target can be achieved with the direct contribution of gas DSOs
Brussels 23rd May – The day after the publication of the RePowerEU action plan, a delegation of GD4S representatives led by its President, Narcís de Carreras, CEO of Nedgia, met with the EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson. Laurence Poiriez-Dietz, CEO of French DSO GRDF, and Dan Pantilie, CEO of Romanian DSO DGSR, also took part in the meeting.
The meeting took place at a turning point in EU energy and climate policy, amid the energy crisis and the War in Ukraine. The RePowerEU plan sets an EU objective of 35 bcm biomethane production by 2030 to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian gas imports. It was therefore the right moment to highlight the concrete contribution of DSOs in achieving these renewed ambitions.
GD4S calls on the European Commission and the European Parliament to recognise the role of BioNGV to decarbonise the mobility sector
Brussels, 26 April 2022 - Together with economic actors, local authorities, elected officials and environmental organisations - GD4S calls on the European Commission and the European Parliament to consider the importance of bioNGV in decarbonising the mobility sector. In a context of soaring energy prices, local and European sovereignty, ambition and pragmatism must be at the heart of low-carbon mobility. In this sense, it is urgent to lift the European barriers to BioNGV, i.e. to a fast, economical and ecological alternative to diesel and petrol. The association definitely supports the call of signatures that followed an event on professional mobility organised by NGVA Europe, GRDF and the city of Grenoble in the framework of Grenoble European Green Capital and the French Presidency of the European Union.
GD4S joins other major EU energy stakeholders in calling on Member States to acknowledge the role of renewable gases and fuels such as biomethane in the Energy Efficiency Directive. Ahead of the upcoming Council meeting of the 27th June during which Member States are expected to reach a General Approach on the recast the EED, the signatories of the joint statement ask for the promotion of renewable gases’ use within efficient technologies in all sectors, including residential heating, as a necessary complement to increasing electrification.
GD4S represents key actors of the renewable gases value chain and the energy transition. GD4S members are committed to contributing to the decarbonisation of the economy by making the necessary investments to ensure that gas grids support clean energy sources such as biomethane and are ready for green hydrogen. We therefore welcome the updated ambitions of the European Commission to boost the uptake of biomethane and hydrogen by 2030.