The Role of Natural Gas in Europe

Since COP 21, energy markets have been trying to approach new directions in what concerns their energy mix. Even if gas prices are competitive, gas may not be the fuel of choice in the future, as renewables and storage technology are fast developing. The gas industry needs to find a way to be more successful in advocating the role of gas. 

Recorded: 13 Dec 2016

Webinar Overview

Since COP 21, energy markets have been trying to approach new directions in what concerns their energy mix. Even if gas prices are competitive, gas may not be the fuel of choice in the future, as renewables and storage technology are fast developing.

Gas will remain a part of the energy mix although its share might not be growing. So what will happen to investment flows in the current price context? How quickly can renewables expand and what will be the evolving role of gas? How to incentive the switch from coal to gas? The timing of renewables expansion and electricity storage technology will determine the answers and this webinar will delve into topics to answer these questions.

Promoting the role of gas

Gas industry needs to find a way to be more successful in advocating the role of gas.

They need to learn to communicate this message to policy makers. They also need to work together and use the window of opportunity to displace coal and promote the role of gas in the shift to a low-carbon energy balance. In this webinar our panel of experts will discuss how to maintain and multiply the role of gas in the shift to a low-carbon energy balance. You can expect to gain an understanding on how to:

  • Assess the COP 21 objectives and its challenges and opportunities for the gas industry
  • How quickly can renewables expand and what impact will this have on the evolving role of gas?
  • What comprehensive policies are encouraging gas and renewables cooperation?
  • Is the CO2 pricing policy enough to trigger the coal to gas switching argument