The European Parliament has adopted reforms that include the introduction of hydrogen to the EU gas market

The European Parliament has adopted plans to facilitate the introduction of renewable and low-emission gases, including hydrogen, into the EU gas market.

“The new directive and regulations on gas and hydrogen markets aim to decarbonize the EU’s energy sector and increase the production and integration of renewable gases and hydrogen,” reads the EP press release.

“These measures are intended to secure energy supplies disrupted by geopolitical tensions, in particular Russia’s war with Ukraine, and to combat climate change. During negotiations with the Council on the directive, MEPs focused on ensuring rules on transparency, consumer rights and support for people in the country. risk of energy poverty,” we read further.

Members of the European Parliament adopted the directive with 425 votes in favor, 64 against and 100 abstentions.

Common gas purchasing system in the EU

“The new regulation, adopted with 447 votes in favor, 90 against and 54 abstentions, will strengthen the mechanisms of fair prices and stable energy supplies and will allow Member States to limit gas imports from Russia and Belarus. The regulations will introduce a common gas system. purchasing system to avoid competition between Member States and a pilot project aimed at strengthening the EU hydrogen market for five years,” the report said.

The regulation also focuses on increasing investments in hydrogen infrastructure, especially in coal regions, and promotes the transition to sustainable energy sources such as biomethane and low-emission hydrogen.

Source: Do Rzeczy