Policies for a Sustainable Hydrogen Economy in Europe


While green hydrogen will play a vital role in decarbonising our economy, it is not the primary solution for emissions reduction. Instead, energy efficiency and savings, renewable electricity expansion, and direct electrification are the top three approaches for reducing emissions. However, green hydrogen becomes essential in certain applications such as steelmaking and other industrial processes, as well as for long-distance aviation and shipping, and it can be beneficial in seasonal energy storage.

This policy brief by EUKI project Green(ing) H2 spells out principles that should guide the development of a regulatory framework to advance a green hydrogen economy in Europe that complements and is well interlinked with Member States’ national hydrogen strategies and other decarbonisation methods.

EUKI project Green(ing) H2 also commissioned a study which aims to fill knowledge and research gap by investigating the potential for and implications of renewable hydrogen deployment in Germany, Portugal and Poland.

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