EU ‘gas bias threat to climate strategy’

The EU’s expected 2050 climate strategy will likely not do enough to address the crisis because of a “pro-gas bias”, a group campaigning against the influence of corporate lobbying has warned

The EU’s expected 2050 climate strategy will likely not do enough to address the crisis because of a “pro-gas bias”, a group campaigning against the influence of corporate lobbying has warned.

In a report published ahead of details of the Commission’s long term climate strategy expected later this month, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) said the gas industry was attempting to promote what is calls ‘renewable gas’.

“The gas industry’s support for so-called renewable gas is a thinly-veiled attempt to keep fossil fuels at the heart of the EU’s expected 2050 climate strategy,” said CEO campaigner Pascoe Sabido.

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