Renewable energy to be complemented by natural gas

16/10/2017 15:47 Renewable


Natural gas will be the shipper of renewables in the future, as stated on Friday by vice president of Gas Infrastructure Europe, Wim Groenendijk, in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. 

He declared at the 2nd International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Eurasian Conference that there will be natural gas extracted from renewable energy. Groenendijk affirmed: “You can produce gas from electricity into gas into hydrogen, by using electricity. That is renewable gas”


In the transport industry gas will be the main source of fuel especially for trucks and ships as it becomes a more environmental-friendly source.


There are several methods to obtain environmental gas. The first one is Power to gas technology that provides the opportunity to convert electricity to gas fuel. The other one is transforming the excess of wind energy into gas, a concept named windgas. All the current methods use electricity to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen by means of electrolysis.


Trade of natural gas globally enhanced by approximately 5 percent in 2016 year-on-year and proved gas reserves worldwide in 2016 increased slightly by 1.2 trillion cubic meters to 186.6 trillion cubic meters.

Daily (16.10.2018): EU carbon prices dropped by more than 9% in a weaker session on Monday as Brexit deal not reached yet

16/10/2018 11:23:00

Oil prices increased on Monday, backed by geopolitical tensions after the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, fueling supply worries from the world’s top crude exporter. The price increase was tempered nonetheless by long-term demand concerns. Therefore, Brent crude price rose by 0.4% to settle at $80.78 a barrel.


Romania has the lowest energy consumption in the EU

16/10/2018 09:03:00

Romania has the lowest energy consumption per capita in the European Union and needs to increase its domestic consumption by expanding distribution networks and investing in new natural gas-based power plants.


Scottish Power to use 100% wind power after sale to Drax

16/10/2018 08:57:00

Scottish Power will become the first major UK energy company to generate all its electricity from wind power instead of coal and gas, after selling its final gas and hydro stations to Drax.