The EU analyzes the key role of NGVs as an ally to reduce emissions

The EU analyzes the key role of NGVs as an ally to reduce emissions

President of Gas Natural Fenosa Salvador Gambaro, the European Commissioner for Climate Policy and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, and the General Secretary of the Presidency of the Generalitat of Catalonia Joaquim Nin inaugurated in Barcelona the event “Emissions, energy efficiency and natural gas,” organized by Fundación Gas Natural Fenosa.

The European Union is considering cost-effective procedures to make the European economy more climate-friendly and consume less energy. Energy efficiency and the use of natural gas are essential aspects within the European strategy for sustainable growth, and one of the most profitable ways to strengthen the security of energy supply and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

In this regard, Gabarró stressed during his speech that “natural gas can play a decisive role in the energy grid of the EU to achieve a more decarbonized system. He recalled the key role of natural gas as a backup of renewable energies and stressed “the role that natural gas can play to reduce emissions from road and maritime transport, which is one of the main sources of air pollution.”

Indeed, one of the debates focused on natural gas and reducing emissions within transportation. The speakers explained that natural gas is the only economically viable alternative to conventional fuels in heavy transport and is the solution for short-term environmental issues in cities. In addition, LNG is emerging as the fuel that will lead a new era in shipping. In fact, Spain is a world leader in the knowledge and use of LNG technology, which can lead to export the products and services with a consequent positive impact on GDP and employment.

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