Responding to the ACER opinion on ENTSO-G’s draft Ten Year Network Development plan, Dominic Eagleton, senior campaigner at Global Witness said:

“With parts of Italy currently experiencing night-time temperatures of above 30C, Europe’s gas industry is doubling down on climate-wrecking fossil gas with planned investments of €30 billion into 143 new gas infrastructure projects. The EU’s energy regulator is right to raise alarm bells – their plans would lock in and worsen these kinds of extreme weather events. We need an urgent phase-out of fossil gas, and clean, affordable electricity and heating for all.”