14. Juli 2022 - WORKSHOP: Member States’ Perspective on the EU Hydrogen Accelerator
To tackle climate action and achieve climate neutrality by 2050, whilst achieving faster independence from fossil fuel imports, the EU must step up and speed up the energy transition. The RePowerEU Plan has set out several action points to do so.
Accelerating the development of the European hydrogen market plays a crucial role. Despite the blueprint outlined, there are still many challenges and concerns which need to be addressed.
In this online event, we will discuss the Hydrogen Accelerator Plan outlined by the European Commission in the RePowerEU Plan and cross-check whether it fits with member states‘ perspectives and plans, by focussing on the consortium countries‘ cases: Germany, Poland and Portugal.
This workshop is part of the EUKI-funded project Green(ing) H2 – Engaging civil society to make Europe’s hydrogen infrastructure green, fair and sustainable aiming to promote an intensive dialogue between different stakeholders in the EU in order to enhance their capacity to engage progressively in the hydrogen debate and actively promote the ramp-up of sustainable and fair hydrogen markets. It also intends to bring EU member states’ discussions closer together by sharing knowledge, exchanging priorities, and best practices concerning the deployment of a renewable hydrogen market and regulatory instruments.
Henning Ehrenstein, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow)
Esther Bollendorff, CAN-Europe
Jeanette Uhlig, German Energy Agency
Ewa Mazur, Polish Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce
Sofia Simões, Portuguese National Laboratory of Energy and Geology