Will the Netherlands be climate-neutral in 2050? There is still a long way to go before we achieve that goal. The gas sector wishes to contribute to the much-needed reduction of CO2 emissions.
As a society, we stand before the major challenge of ensuring that our energy supply is climate-neutral in 2050. The brochure ‘Gas op Maat – Gas to order’ explains how the Dutch gas sector can make a contribution to this process.
The Dutch gas association KVGN has published a brochure about how the gas sector can contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions. As a society, we stand before the major challenge of ensuring that our energy supply is climate-neutral in 2050. The energy system has to undergo radical changes.
The Dutch gas industry endorses the need for this and wants to apply all its knowledge, skills and innovation in order to enable the transition to a climate-neutral energy supply. A successful energy transition leads to a flexible and balanced energy system, where both decentralised and centralised energy carriers (electricity, heat, gas) collaborate to achieve zero CO2 emissions by the year 2050. The gas sector wants to work together with stakeholders from within and outside the energy sector.
The role of gas
The use of gas will change. Gas will come to play a new role in the future. From being the staple energy source, gas is increasingly becoming a demand-only product. This means that for each separate situation, the decision has to be made what form of energy yields the best climate results at that moment in time. In short, in the Netherlands, we are transitioning from “always gas” to gas to order. We call this: Gas op Maat - Gas to order.
Gas to order
With this custom approach to natural gas, the implementation of innovations and renewable gas, and smart interplay with other energy carriers, the energy supply as a whole can still be reliable and affordable, AND be climate-neutral. The brochure ‘Gas op Maat – Gas to order’ explains how the Dutch gas sector can make a contribution to this process.
(The brochure is only in Dutch available at the moment).
The animation below shows the new role of natural gas (only in Dutch).