Case Study

Gas for Climate 2050

Guidehouse supports the Gas for Climate consortium on furthering the role of renewable gas in 2050 energy system


To meet the Paris Agreement on climate change, the EU and other large global economies need to reduce energy system emissions to net zero by 2050.  The focus for the 2050 energy system is often on renewable electricity, with little attention for the long-term benefits of renewable gas. Until recently, the gas sector did not have a clear vision for the role of gas in a 2050 decarbonized energy system.



Against this backdrop, Guidehouse supports the Gas for Climate consortium, a group of seven major European gas TSOs and two biogas associations. Guidehouse performs energy system scenario analysis, and coordinates the developments of plans to scale up renewable gas supply in the EU. Guidehouse also supports the consortium in disseminating study results among policy makers. Results of our studies and an overview of most recent developments can be accessed through the Gas for Climate website.



  • Gas Decarbonisation Pathways 2020-2050 study describing how to achieve net-zero emissions in the EU energy system at an affordable cost

  • Study by Guidehouse on the role of renewable and low carbon gas including biomethane and green and blue hydrogen in the EU energy system by 2050

  • Development of the Action Plan 2030, on how to boost renewable gas in Europe

  • Joint statement by Gas for Climate CEOs endorsing the target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the EU energy system by 2050

  • Gas for Climate event, during which the Action Plan was presented to the European Commissioner for Climate and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and Gas for Climate CEOs discussed the future role of gas with the audience

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