16
Jan
2018
Publications Reports

The Role of Gas in the European Energy Transition: Challenges and Opportunities Études de l'Ifri, January 2018

Following difficult years for the European gas industry, natural gas is back to the front stage. Given its environmental credentials, its flexibility, its performance and the variety of its uses, gas has a key role to play in the reduction of green house gas emissions, the improvement of air quality, the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the power mix. Its role will evolve in the longer term and one must distinguish the period 2015-2030 from the period 2030-2050.

 

Keywords
Energy transition European Energy Policy natural gas Security of supply European Union