Bioenergy, forestry sectors jump into EU’s green finance bandwagon

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|Biofuels, biogas, biomethane, forests, News|

Bioenergies, including wood, biofuels and forest-based industries, should be recognised under the EU’s draft sustainable finance taxonomy, in line with the recently-updated renewable energy directive, an industry coalition has claimed.

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Gas industry storms into EU green finance taxonomy debate

By |oktober 16th, 2019|biogas, biomethane, green gas, News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy|

Industry executives argue fossil gas should be considered green when it displaces coal in power generation, sparking fresh controversy around an upcoming EU sustainable finance taxonomy aimed at rewarding investments in clean technologies.

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Calls grow for EU-wide certificates to boost market for ‘green gas’

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|biogas, biomass, biomethane, News, Renewable gas|

The market for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) linked to renewable gas is currently in its infancy. But with demand building up, industry figures – and environmentalists – are now calling for existing certification schemes to be harmonised and made mandatory across the European Union.

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Europeans confront biomethane cost reduction challenge

By |oktober 2nd, 2019|biogas, biomethane, Gas package 2020, News|

Biomethane production costs are expected to fall in the coming decade as more biogas plants come on stream. But analysts warn that massive cost reductions like in the solar and wind power sector are unlikely and policy measures will be needed to prop u...

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Academic: Higher carbon price needed to ramp up EU biomethane production

By |oktober 1st, 2019|biogas, biomethane, News, Renewable gas|

The price of CO2 credits on Europe’s emissions trading scheme needs to rise to around €50 per tonne in order to drive the long-term development of Europe’s biomethane industry, says Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, a French researcher.

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The future of biogas in Europe: it’s a local affair

By |september 30th, 2019|biogas, biomethane, News, Renewable gas|

The prospects for biogas in Europe look bright, with conservative estimates pointing to a tenfold increase in production by 2030. However, the industry will need to stay rooted in the local economy and come clean on environmental credentials if it want...

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Biogas in Europe

By |september 30th, 2019|biogas, biomethane, News|

Biogas production remains tiny at the moment in Europe, but the industry has big plans for the future, provided costs can be lowered and environmental issues addressed. In this special report, EURACTIV looks into the challenges and opportunities facing...

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Four energy storage projects that could transform Europe

By |maj 29th, 2019|biogas, biomethane, gas storage, hydrogen, News|

A demonstration plant in Germany that converts wind electricity into hydrogen is probably the most emblematic of a series of pilot projects that could radically transform Europe’s energy landscape in the coming decade.

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11 EU countries snub Romanian Presidency’s gas declaration

By |april 5th, 2019|biogas, biomethane, Gas package 2020, hydrogen, News, Renewable gas|

The European Commission, backed by 11 EU member states, refused to sign a declaration on “sustainable and smart gas infrastructure” tabled by the Romanian Presidency earlier this week because the text wasn’t ambitious enough on climate change, EURACTIV has learned.

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‘No future’ for fossil gas in Europe, Greens insist

By |april 2nd, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, biogas, biomethane, gas market, hydrogen, News, Renewable gas|

Natural gas of fossil origin has “no future” in Europe, Greens have warned as EU energy ministers prepared to sign a declaration on Tuesday (2 April) promoting “smart gas infrastructure” as part of a low-carbon energy mix for 2050.

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