Comments on: EU leaders take Brussels to task over 2050 low-carbon roadmap https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-leaders-take-brussels-to-task-over-2050-low-carbon-roadmap/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:20:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: re-update https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-leaders-take-brussels-to-task-over-2050-low-carbon-roadmap/#comment-333701 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:06:39 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1224372#comment-333701 Biofuels are not going to bring the the levels emissions reductions and also polution controls we need in Europe; many of which enter into force within a decade. In the interests of energy independence and with the ability to enable a step-change in renewable energy utilisation, hydrogen will eventually be recognised as the only authentic means of decarbonising domestic heat, industry applications (that cannot be electrified), transport applications (where batteries will not be sufficient, such as long distance frieght transport) and finally plugging the gaps left within an exclusively solar, wind and biomass fuelled electricity system.

In combination with the advantages of piped, trucked and shipped energy transmission throughout Europe, hydrogen enables sectoral integration, which is essential to meeting the flexibility requirements of todays (and tomorrows) energy system. No other technology represents a realistic shift to a zero-carbon economy and ideas focusing on technology-neutrality should be treated with scorn.

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