Europe must prioritise the most efficient, sustainable and cost-effective pathways to decarbonise the economy and create jobs. In this respect, all future EU policies and legislations concerning the EU gas market and infrastructures should be aimed at designing an energy system that goes beyond fossil gas to reach increased energy and climate targets by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050.

The EU should not overestimate the zero-emission gas potentials, mostly imported from abroad, because it would constrain EU consumers to fund unnecessary infrastructures, such as gas pipelines (or their upgrade) and would divert precious financial resources away from immediately applicable heat decarbonisation solutions.