CAN Europe’s submission focuses on the work strands that are currently covered by CAN Europe, namely the system development under the Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP), transparency issues and methane leakage.
We are in a climate emergency. Swift emission reductions are indispensable to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C, in line with the Paris Agreement. The EU is currently discussing an increase of the level of ambition of its 2030 climate target. European energy infrastructure urgently needs to be prepared for a massive increase of renewable energy generation besides the mobilisation of energy savings potentials.ENTSOG’s annual work programme for 2021 thus should make Paris Agreement compatible energy infrastructure planning a priority. The draft work programme, however, does not clearly refer to this challenge. Scenarios under the TYNDP 2020 still assume relatively high shares of fossil gas and gaseous energy carriers. This is not in line with scenarios that are in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target, neither with the European Commission’s own scenarios such as the 1.5TECH and 1.5LIFE scenarios of its Long-term strategic vision “A clean planet for all”.