About: Green hydrogen

Hydrogen will be ‘pivotal element’ in future economy, says EU climate chief

Hydrogen will be essential for Europe's future economy, particularly to store and transport green energy, EU climate chief Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament on Thursday (28 April).
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.
Shipping 20-04-2022

How the IPCC report contradicts the EU’s vision on shipping

The inclusion of natural gas in the European Commission's proposal on low-carbon shipping fuels is incompatible with the recommendations of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), writes Faig Abbasov.
Energy 14-04-2022

EDF announces launch of decarbonised hydrogen plan

France's EDF Group has launched a hydrogen plan to develop three gigawatts of electrolytic hydrogen worldwide in an effort to further diversify its activities, the group said on Wednesday (13 April). EURACTIV France reports.
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Why Europe’s hydrogen ambitions need a flexible policy approach

A flexible EU regulatory framework can help forward-thinking companies collaborate on projects that harness hydrogen’s potential across Europe.
Energy 08-04-2022

The allure of Middle East hydrogen

With European and Asian gas prices hitting historic highs, even expensive hydrogen begins to look more attractive, but production costs need to drop significantly and production must be scaled up if it is to become an alternative to fossil gas, writes Robin Mills.
Energy 29-03-2022

Start thinking today about how to secure hydrogen imports tomorrow

Even under optimistic assumptions, Europe is likely to need significant amounts of imported energy, mostly hydrogen and derivatives, like synthetic fuels and ammonia, to become climate neutral. So now is time to start thinking about how to secure the EU's future import needs, writes Raffaele Piria.

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 08-03-2022

How Europe can reduce its dependence on fossil gas

Europe needs to break free of its dependence on Russian gas to lower its emissions and break away from the Kremlin, but it should focus on deploying renewables, rather than liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen, writes Marta Lovisolo.
Energy 18-02-2022

European Parliament demands quicker deployment of offshore renewable energy

Scaling up offshore renewable energy capacity is essential to reach Europe’s climate goals, but permits for new sites need to be approved quicker, according to the European Parliament.
Energy 15-02-2022

EU aims to make Africa a world champion in hydrogen exports

Europe wants to get out of fossil fuels and build a hydrogen economy. Without enough internal supplies, it is looking to import large quantities of hydrogen from countries in the Global South. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 27-01-2022

Metals needed for hydrogen production could get scarce, German authority warns

Key raw materials needed for most types of clean hydrogen production could become scarce and much more expensive, Germany's Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), has warned, reports Clean Energy Wire.
Energy 19-01-2022

Germany’s ‘hydrogen diplomacy’ under fire in Ukraine

Amidst rising military tensions between Ukraine and Russia, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to Kyiv focused on the massive amounts of renewable hydrogen Germany aims to import in the future.
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.
Central Asia 26-11-2021

Kazakhstan president visits Brussels in effort to deepen relations

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, paid a rare official visit to Belgium on Thursday and Friday (25-26 November) in an effort to present his country as a reliable partner to the EU and open the door to new opportunities.
EU-India 05-11-2021

EU, India eye deeper cooperation on solar, green hydrogen

Delhi and Brussels have reaffirmed their commitment to expand collaboration on climate change, with the possible launch of a “green hydrogen alliance” on the agenda of bilateral talks next year. With New Dehli targeting net-zero emissions by 2070, the prospect...
Energy 14-10-2021

Additionality: the key to turn the hydrogen buzz into a renewable boom

If dealt with properly, renewable hydrogen has the power to help decarbonise Europe. Still, policymakers need to maintain the idea of additionality so that renewable electricity is not diverted away from energy production, opening the door for gas and coal, writes Marta Lovisolo.
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.
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

EU’s green hydrogen plans hailed as ‘true game-changer’ by industry

The European Commission boosted regulatory support for green hydrogen in its proposed overhaul of climate legislation published last week, with the renewable hydrogen coalition calling it "a true game changer" for the nascent EU industry.
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.
Energy 08-06-2021

Europe cannot simply rely on third countries for its green hydrogen

One thing COVID-19 has made clear is that Europe needs to be more self-sufficient. However, policymakers are looking to Africa and even further abroad for their renewable hydrogen, despite the potential pitfalls of such a plan, writes Luc Grare.
Energy 08-06-2021

Industry chief: Policymakers must set clear thresholds for low-carbon hydrogen

The way clean or low-carbon hydrogen is defined under the EU’s green finance taxonomy could have been more ambitious, with a higher emission saving threshold excluding all unabated fossil fuels from hydrogen manufacturing, says Jorgo Chatzimarkakis.