The role of the trans-European gas infrastructure in view of the 2050 decarbonisation goals

Client: Europäische Kommission
Region: Europe
Project Completion: September 2018

The CO2 reduction targets set in the Paris Agreement by 2050 could lead to a strong reduction in natural gas in the European energy mix. In this context, the aim of the study was to assess the role of the trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the EU’s long-term commitments to decarbonise the energy system.

Based on an extensive literature search, the study offers an overview of various options for action for the expected development of the gas sector in Europe up to 2050. In this context, LBST analysed existing strategies, concepts and technologies and developed possible storylines as a blueprint for a European approach in the gas sector. The study was carried out on behalf of the European Commission in cooperation with Trinomics, Artelys and E3Modelling.