EU to focus on LNG, biomethane and hydrogen


To eliminate its dependency on Russian natural gas, the EU wants to pursue imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from non-Russian suppliers as well as increase the production and import of biomethane and hydrogen from renewable sources. These proposals were presented by the European Commission on 8 March in a document entitled “REPowerEU”, drafted in response to the Russian war against Ukraine. The Commission also wants to ensure that underground gas storage facilities in the EU are at least 90 per cent filled by 1 October each year. In addition, the document calls for measures to increase energy efficiency, accelerate the expansion of renewable electricity production and regulate energy prices....

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