Fit for 55: EU framework to decarbonise gas markets and promote hydrogen

Briefing 25-05-2022

This briefing provides an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's impact assessment (IA), accompanying the above-mentioned proposals, adopted on 15 December 2021 and referred to the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. The Commission proposals to recast the 2009 Gas Regulation (EC) 715/2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and Directive 2009/73/EC on common rules for the internal market in natural gas are underpinned by the need to decarbonise EU energy systems and to respond to significant market changes.