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Flame conference and WECS announce Women at Flame Summit
In order to provide a platform for dialogue on gender equality in global gas and LNG sector, Flame and the Women in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (WECS) Foundation are launching the Women at Flame Summit, being held on 11 May 2020 on the side-lines of the Flame Conference.
Flame TV: Eva Hennig calls for new policies to help decarbonise the German gas industry
Eva Hennig is Head of Department for EU Energy Policy at Thüga, a coalition of German utility companies. In our interview with her at the Flame conference, we discussed how the gas sector stands to gain from Germany’s coal exit, and what can be done to develop the role of biomethane and other low carbon gaseous energy carriers.
Podcast: Developing convincing narratives for decarbonising European gas markets
In this podcast, Jonathan Stern from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies is joined by Lisa Fischer, from E3G, and Arnt Baer, from Gelsenwasser, to discuss some of the conclusions reached by Stern in his recent paper, Narratives for Natural Gas in Decarbonising European Energy Markets (available on the OIES website)
EU sees dual gas-power energy system as best bet to reach zero carbon by 2050
The debate over global warming has been won in Europe, and what now remains is to work out the best way of transitioning to a zero-carbon energy system. Europe’s Director of the Internal Energy Market, Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, believes that the optimum solution involves a dual gas-power network – and the Commission plans to encourage its development.
The costs of overlooking zero-carbon gas: Q&A with Richard Sarsfield-Hall
Richard Sarsfield-Hall is the Director of the energy division of international consultancy firm Pöyry. In our interview with him, we discussed the findings of Pöyry’s recent report, Fully Decarbonising Europe’s Energy System by 2050, which argued that overlooking decarbonised gas technologies could cost Europe over a trillion Euros by 2050.
How can Europe's gas networks be decarbonised?
Decarbonising Europe’s gas networks could save consumers €1150bn by the year 2050, according to a study by the consulting and engineering firm Pöyry. The study compared the costs of decarbonising gas with an all-electrification approach.
Given the advantages of using existing infrastructure as part of the decarbonisation drive, we ask: what are the available options for “greening” gas, and what would a decarbonised gas network actually look like?