News Digest Item
30 Jun 2016

“Natural gas is a partner for renewable energies”


Natural gas as a partner for renewable energies is the “key to a low-carbon energy system”, said Eirik Wærness, senior vice president and chief economist at Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil, in an interview with WirtschaftsWoche. Wærness criticised the German support system for power from renewable sources and said that a change was needed if Germany wanted to reach its climate targets. Natural gas and oil would be needed in the global energy mix for decades to come, and not every sector could be electrified.

Read the interview in German here.

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