European Green Deal: Commission launched public consultation on decarbonising the EU gas market

Last Friday, the Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the Gas Directive and Gas Regulation. This legislation is being revised to align it to the ambition of the European Green Deal to decarbonise the EU gas sector on the path to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. All stakeholders are invited to share their views during the next 12 weeks, until 18 June, on how the existing EU gas legislation should be revised to support the uptake of renewable and low-carbon gases and hydrogen, while ensuring integrated, liquid and interoperable EU markets. The results of this consultation will feed into the legislative proposals due before the end of the year, as announced in the 2021 Commission’s Work Programme. Ahead of this revision of the EU’s gas legislation, the Commission plans to present the ‘Fit for 55′ package this June to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and pave the way towards climate-neutrality goal by mid-century. More information is available here.