About: blue hydrogen

Energy 25-04-2022

Fleets of hydrogen taxis are picking up across Europe

Europe's market for hydrogen-powered taxis is becoming increasingly competitive, with French company Hype, which has developed them in Paris since 2015, being among the frontrunners. EURACTIV France reports.

UAE, Germany sign ‘blue hydrogen’ contract in Abu Dhabi

German vice-chancellor Robert Habeck has secured several hydrogen cooperation contracts with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with the first blue hydrogen expected to be shipped to Germany in 2022.

Key lawmaker pushes 10% ‘low-carbon hydrogen’ target in EU renewables law

The lawmaker in charge of drafting the European Parliament’s position on the EU’s recast renewable energy directive is pushing to include a 10% target for “low-carbon hydrogen” as part of efforts to kick-start the EU market.

Germany, Norway agree tentative plan to build hydrogen pipeline link

With Europe planning to end its reliance on Russian gas as quickly as possible, Norway, the second-largest gas exporter to the EU, "wants to actively contribute to the rapid development of the hydrogen market in Germany" and on the continent.

Berlin woos key gas supplier Norway

Germany’s economy and climate minister Robert Habeck is travelling to Oslo on Wednesday (16 March) to cement the country’s energy partnership with Norway and maximise gas supplies to the continent, including the potential of "blue" hydrogen made from fossil fuels.
Energy 17-01-2022

German government disavows blue hydrogen

The new German government unveiled plans last week to massively increase the ambition of its national hydrogen strategy. There is just one caveat: fossil gas-based hydrogen likely won't be included in subsidy schemes, despite demands from the oil and gas industry.
Energy 11-01-2022

Germany will likely ‘miss its 2022 and 2023 climate targets’, Vice-Chancellor says

Germany missed its climate target for 2021 and is likely to miss them again this year and next, according to Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck who said the country “must triple the pace of emission cuts” to reach its 2030 goals.
Europe's East 29-09-2021

Ukraine’s potential to supply the EU with hydrogen

Recent developments point at the important role Ukraine can play in the long term: that of a major supplier for the EU of environmentally friendly energy – particularly hydrogen, writes Dr Frank Umbach.
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Highlights of the Hydrogen4EU virtual event “Charting pathways to enable net zero – What role for hydrogen?”

During the event interesting conversations took place around the Hydrogen4EU report, which charts pathways for low-carbon and renewable hydrogen to contribute to the EU’s goal of net zero GHG emissions by 2050. The keynote speaker was Adina Valean and the panel...

Summer controversy illustrates polarisation of hydrogen debate

An August research paper by two US scholars, Robert Howarth and Mark Jacobson, cast doubt over the environmental merits of 'blue' hydrogen made from fossil gas with carbon capture technology, triggering fierce reactions from commentators and the industry.
Energy 26-08-2021

UK’s hopes of boosting hydrogen trade hobbled by Brexit

The UK hydrogen strategy, unveiled last week (17 August), has many similarities with the EU’s own blueprint presented one year before, analysts say. Some consider that the UK is likely to become a rule-taker at the end of the day.
Energy 20-07-2021

Europe’s hydrogen split: blue vs green and north vs south

The only element keeping blue hydrogen projects alive are subsidies and as green hydrogen declines in cost more government subsidies will be needed. This might be good for Shell and Exxon but is unlikely to be popular with voters, writes Mike Parr.

Europe could save €2 trillion by 2050 with low-carbon hydrogen, says report

A new report by Deloitte says massive cost savings can be achieved on the way towards climate neutrality if gas is given a more prominent role.
Energy 30-06-2021

Equinor to triple UK hydrogen output with new plant near Hull

Norway’s state oil company Equinor will triple its UK hydrogen output, after setting out plans to build the world’s biggest hydrogen production plant with carbon capture and storage technology near Hull. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.