The Energy committee is one of the largest and most active IBC Working Groups with around 40 companies and institutions from more than 10 countries attending. The participants of the committee meetings receive and contribute to insights on the latest developments of the various facets of the gas and energy industry.
The committee meets thrice per year at alternating locations. Usually member companies of the IBC host the meetings and can present themselves at this occasion. The meetings form a platform to address recent developments and challenges for natural gas industry. These cover technical developments, infrastructure and new technologies and their impact along the entire value chain of this commodity.
Topics of recent meetings included the impact on the gas industry of changes in the European and global energy system in light of the planned phase-out of conventional energy sources such as coal or nuclear power, the decline in local gas production in Europe, or the desire of politicians and society to move away from coal-fired power. The Energy Committee discussed alternative ways to decarbonize and how gas in this context can be part of the solution. An engaged exchange between industry experts from many countries is often a source of new ideas. For example, when discussing whether the global trend to promote hydrogen as a key element of the energy system will have the expected effect given the rather ambitiously stated timeframe for such a transition.
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