Launch of the UfM Gas Platform working group (videoconference) on “The role of power to gas and renewable gases technologies in the Mediterranean energy transition”
On 18 February 2021, the Secretariat of the UfM Gas Platform launched through videoconference a new working group (WG) dedicated to “The role of power to gas and renewable gases technologies in the Mediterranean energy transition”. This task is divided into three sub groups/studies; Task 4.1 on the role of power to gas and renewable gases technologies in the Mediterranean energy transition, Task 4.2 on Power to Gas, a sector coupling perspective towards a more sustainable energy transition in the Euro-Med area, and Task 4.3 on the switch from coal to gas in the power sector.
Natural gas and renewables, hand in hand with energy efficiency, can achieve a better energy future for all. These three studies will present the key benefits, barriers and uncertainties as well as relevant challenges for the role of gas in Mediterranean energy transition. They will look into the role of gas in the regional energy transition separately and they will focus mainly on the South Mediterranean countries as several topics that constitute this task have already been well studied for the EU countries. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and fix the contents of the reports and events related to them within the UfM Gas Platform 2021 activities.
The meeting gathered about 50 delegates from all backgrounds, ministries, institutions and industry, from both shores of the Mediterranean. They all contributed to vibrant discussions (under the Chatham House Rule) and participated to the success of the event.