April 2022 / Policy Papers
April 2022 / Policy Papers - Responses to Public Consultations
Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas markets Package
EASE has responded to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the proposal for ‘Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas markets’ Package. This Package, consisting of a review of the Gas Regulation and of the Gas Directive, aims to decarbonise gas consumption, and puts forward policy measures required for supporting the creation of optimum and dedicated infrastructure, as well as efficient markets. It will remove barriers to decarbonisation and create the conditions for a more cost-effective transition. The objective of the revision proposal of the Package is to revise EU gas rules to facilitate the market entry of renewable and low-carbon gases and remove any undue regulatory barriers.
EASE has prepared two replies to this consultation, for the Gas Regulation and the Gas Directive separately, wishing to contribute to the change in the European gas market in favour of the energy storage sector. EASE welcomes the proposal for the Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas package and it is fundamental for the clean energy transition. Yet, renewable and low-carbon gases' role in energy storage solutions and technologies is not sufficiently acknowledged, such as in the definition and security of supply. In replies to the Regulation and the Directive of the Gas Package revision, EASE focuses on several significant points, including definitions, security of supply, tariff reduction, and blending of hydrogen. EASE believes that ensuring flexibility in the energy market by transparently and efficiently introducing renewable and low-carbon gases is the key to the energy transition.