“Bringing Paris into the EU’s Energy Infrastructure Policy: What Future for Gas?”, Marco Giuli (IAI, Italy)

Rapidly evolving climate policies, technologies and energy security requirements call for an infrastructure policy that is integrated into wider transformational dynamics. Leveraging its ability to provide signalling to investors, political endorsement and technical and material resources, a reformed TEN-E framework – foreseen for the end of 2020 – could make the EU’s infrastructural policy instruments a powerful driver for the energy transition. Gas infrastructure can still play an important role, as long as its future development is firmly rooted in the Paris objectives, is utilised to drive industrial decarbonisation in hard-to-abate sectors and starts serving energy security from a more systemic standpoint.

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