News Digest Item
12 Dec 2017

Renewable gases for a greenhouse-gas neutral energy system

German Wind Energy Association (BWE)

The use of 930 terawatt-hours of renewable gases could provide enough flexibility to sustain a greenhouse-gas neutral energy system in Germany by 2050, a study by energy advisors (enervis) for the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the association of natural gas storage operators (INES) finds. Existing storage facilities and the network for natural gas could be used for renewable gases and provide the necessary flexibility for the energy system and save money in the heating sector, the authors say. The gas would be generated from renewable sources in a “power-to-gas” process.

Find the press release and study in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future? for background.

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