Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln gGmbH

Role of natural gas for the German Energiewende

Role of natural gas for the German Energiewende

The objective of the BRidGE project is to investigate the role natural gas in the German Energiewende (energy transition). Hence, the importance of natural gas as a bridging fuel/technology for an efficient realization of the European and German climate goals is analyzed. Hence, on the demand side, the interdependencies of the natural gas sector to other sectors, especially the electricity and the heating sector, are examined. On the supply side, the focus lies on the supply structure, future infrastructure utilization and geopolitical issues. Based on these investigations, the conflict between using gas as a bridging technology or as a long-term decarbonization strategy will be focused.