While the European electricity companies are enthusiastic about making inroads into home heating, an area currently dominated by fossil fuels, the gas industry is talking up the potential for adapting existing infrastructure to new forms of ‘green’ gas produced with renewable energy.
It costs €10 billion a year to maintain Europe’s local gas grids, said Dries Acke from the European Climate Foundation (ECF). Green gas should be used only as a “niche" solution to residential heating in a fully decarbonised European energy system, he said at a conference in Brussels last week.
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