Brussels, 15 March 2022 - GD4S, the association that brings together the main gas distribution operators in seven European countries, today presented its Sustainability Charter entitled "Decarbonising the gas grid as a key enabler for a climate neutral society", which defines the collective approach and commitments of the association's members across the three sustainability pillars of Environmental, Social, and Governance, contributing to the European objective of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Drafted jointly by all GD4S members over the last 18 months, the Sustainability Charter represents the key initial step on a collective journey aimed at positioning gas DSOs among the promoters of a cross-cutting commitment to sustainability and among the key players on the EU energy transition path.
Meeting requested following the Association’s publication of White Paper on the role of gas distribution networks in the decarbonisation process
Brussels, 13 October 2021 – Paolo Gallo, Chairman of the EU Association Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S) and CEO of Italgas, alongside a delegation from GD4S, met with EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson yesterday. Among the topics discussed were the strategic role of gas distribution networks including in the context of sector coupling, methane emissions, digitisation process and potential of renewable gases – such as biomethane, synthetic methane and green hydrogen – to enable the energy transition.
Also attending on behalf of GD4S, which represents the seven main gas distributors in Europe, were Gabriel Sousa, CEO of Galp Gás Natural Distribuição (Portugal) and Catherine Leboul-Proust, Director for Strategy of GRDF (France). The meeting was proposed by Commissioner Simson following the recent presentation of GD4S’ White Paper ‘Gas grids - a key enabler of decarbonisation’, which outlines the actions taken by distribution system operators (DSOs) to support the decarbonisation and clearly affirms GD4S' commitment to deliver carbon neutrality by 2050.
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.