A future for gas: Securing sustainable and competitive energy for Europe
Secure, sustainable and competitive energy is of fundamental importance to the EU's economy, industry and citizens and an important element of the ALDE group's political priority "Green Economy".
Among the different energy sources gas is gaining importance in the EU's energy portfolio, as gas-fired power plants combine flexible use with relatively low CO2 emissions.
In its communication on the Energy Roadmap 2050, the Commission acknowledges that "gas will be critical for the transformation of the energy system". However, falling gas production in the EU and concerns over gas supply security call for new gas import pipelines and other infrastructures.
About the Organiser
ALDE is the third largest political group in the center of the European Parliament, currently with 85 mostly liberal MEPs, holding the balance of power between the left and right. ALDE is led by former Belgian Prime minister Guy Verhofstadt.
ALDE is a pro-European party and has European Parliament MEPs from 21 of the 27 member states who come together with shared values and a positive vision for the European Union.