A bridge beyond 2025
In The Bridge beyond 2025 paper jointly released by ACER and CEER in
2019, recommendations are specified regarding the overall framework that could
help in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases and in increasing the
availability of decarbonised gases:
Transmission system, storage and LNG
operators, as well as DSOs above a specific size threshold, should be
Measure their methane emissions
Report their methane emissions according to a standard
methodology, allowing the identification of the highest emitters.
The data should be publicly available
through a Methane Emissions Observatory, as well as in the audited annual
reports of the operators.
Reports should also cover other sources
of methane emissions.
The measurements should be followed by an
action plan at system operator level to address emissions.
NRAs should recognise efficiently incurred
costs for regulated entities.
Once emission data are sufficiently
robust, tradeable permits or taxes on actual emissions could be