The EU Commission is going to vote on the green energy plan. Allegedly this plan contains a controversial green labelling for gas and nuclear. But this article by Deutsche Welle left me somewhat confused. It states that the plan will not give the green label to fossil gas:
A first draft of the taxonomy, published on News Year's Eve, stated that certain strings remain attached. For example, gas plants could only be considered green if the gas comes from renewable sources, such as biomass or hydrogen produced with renewable energy.
So I interpret this sentence as labelling as green the systems that recover and burn gas coming from cattle and pig manure. But later on the article throws accusations to the fossil gas lobby:
Critics say the objective of climate neutrality could be under threat, as the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, aims to give nuclear energy and natural gas, a fossil fuel, a green label under this taxonomy.
On what grounds do they involve fossil gas?
Furthermore this article keeps making the usual confusion between nuclear and gas. But actually many European countries are already investing a lot in renewables, what is left is the base load required by the heavy industry still present in central Europe. There is a conflict over whether this base load should come from nuclear or gas, the two technologies are in conflict and they are very different, it makes no sense putting them together.
So I would like to understand better what could be labelled (maybe by today) as green energy.