The Role of Natural Gas in the EU Decarbonisation Path

Over the last decade decarbonisation has become a key priority for the EU. However, on the contrary of renewable energy or energy efficiency, the role of gas in this process has never been clearly defined. This uncertainty opens a wide debate on the future role of gas in the EU energy system, particularly vis-à-vis the progressively stronger role of renewables in the EU energy mix. This paper tackles this issue with the aim to explore what role gas might play in making the EU decarbonisation path more balanced and secure up to 2030 and beyond.


Issue Date:
Feb 02 2016
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/230594
Total Pages:
23
JEL Codes:
Q40; Q42; Q48
Series Statement:
ERM
86.2015




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