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HIGHLIGHTSOFACTIVITIES 2016 JUNE
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GAS FOR HEATING AND COOLING Empowering Consumer Choice for Affordable and Efficient Heating and Cooling
WORKSHOP | 14 JUNE 2016
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Event is held in Barcelona, Spain, and hosted by Gas Natural Fenosa. Board and Executive Committee elections: Gertjan Lankhorst (GasTerra) steps down, Klaus Schäfer (Uniper) is elected as President. Liaising membership is created for organisations that are not typical members. Maroš Šefcˇovicˇ, Commission Vice-President on Energy Union, addresses and discusses with members.
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Eurogas joins the Covenant of Mayors as Associated Partner
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15.00
Workshop
The role of renewable gases
in a smart low-carbon energy system
Wednesday 15 June 14.00 - 15.30
Résidence Palace, Salle Passage, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels
Panel: what, how and why – the case for renewable gases
Moderated by Gert De Block, Secretary General of CEDEC
What: The potential for renewable gas production
Biomethane - Philipp Lukas, European Biogas Association
Hydrogen - Bart Biebuyck, FCH-JU
How: Getting the gas grids ready for the green gas
Tony Glover, Energy Networks Association (Member of Eurogas and GEODE)
Why: How does this fit into the EU energy policy for a low-carbon energy system
Bernd Kuepker, DG ENER, Renewables and CCS Policy
Questions and Answers
Open microphone and wrap-up
The audience speaks!
Ten x 1 minute contributions
Wrap-up and closing
Gert De Block, Secretary General of CEDEC
The role of renewable gases in a smart low-carbon energy system
A joint event, under the umbrella
of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, and a joint press release by CEDEC, Eurogas, European Biogas Association, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking & GEODE, explores the potential role of renewable gases transported in existing gas grids.
Press Release
Eurogas joins Covenant of Mayors:
accelerating local decarbonisation efforts by using gas
Brussels, Tuesday, 5 July 2016: Eurogas, the association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors has joined the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy as Associated Partner. The Covenant of Mayors brings together thousands of local and regional authorities from small villages to major capital cities, all of which are
voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives.
Gertjan Lankhorst, Eurogas President said: “The Paris COP21 Agreement has changed the energy landscape for good. Gas can and will help communities consume energy in an efficient and sustainable manner. We are pleased to join forces with the Covenant of Mayors, which is an important initiative that engages citizens, consumers and communities to work towards more sustainable energy choices.”
Frédéric Boyer, Head of the Covenant of Mayors Office, said: “It is comforting to see large industry groups such as Eurogas support the Covenant of Mayors movement and the transition to a decentralised energy system. It definitely shows we are entering a new phase, where cards are being distributed more widely across society and particularly through the involvement of cities, and the companies that adapt to this new reality are the ones which will successfully make their transition.”
As an Associated Partner, Eurogas will support Covenant Signatories by sharing best practices and innovative solutions from the gas industry. By doing so, the association and its members will also be highlighting the vital role that gas can play in helping local and regional communities accelerate their efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, while maintaining secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply.
Note to Editors:
Eurogas is an association representing 43 companies and associations engaged in the wholesale, retail and distribution of gas in Europe. Eurogas provides data and information relevant to EU decision makers and opinion formers in making the right policy choices. Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy was launched by the European Commission on 15 October 2015 during a ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels. The three pillars of the strengthened Covenant - mitigation, adaptation, and secure, sustainable and affordable energy - were symbolically endorsed on this occasion.
Signatories’ vision – Signatories endorse a shared vision for 2050: accelerating the decarbonisation of their territories, strengthening their capacity to adapt to unavoidable climate change impact, and allowing their citizens to access secure, sustainable and affordable energy.
Signatories’ commitments – Signatory cities pledge action to support implementation of the EU 40% greenhouse gas reduction target by 2030 and the adoption of a joint approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Press contact: Tracey D’Afters, tracey.dafters@eurogas.org, tel. +32 2 894 48 05
Eurogas • Av. de Cortenbergh 172 • 1000 Brussels • Belgium • www.eurogas.org
The Covenant brings together thousands of local and regional authorities from small villages to major capital cities, all of which are committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives.
As Associated Partner, Eurogas will support Covenant
Elusive energy: How to keep it for when we need it? A brief look into the problem and solution of energy storage
This paper describes important options available to address the challenge of energy storage. Particular emphasis is put on
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Signatories by sharing best practices and innovative solutions from the gas industry.
20 June 2016
A brief look into the problem and solution of energy storage
gaseous energy as
a long-term storage medium, which is necessary to realise a smart energy system that is capable of integrating different resources to create
a truly sustainable energy system.
Elusive energy
How to keep it For when we need it
Eurogas response to the European Commission consultation on capacity mechanisms
Upon examining the interim report on a sector inquiry carried out by the Directorate-General for Competition, Eurogas responds that gas- red power stations can play an important role in ensuring sustainable security of electricity supply and should therefore be included in national capacity remuneration mechanisms. However, these mechanisms should not distort the internal energy market.


































































































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