Jorgo Chatzimarkakis of Hydrogen Europe warns what is at stake if Europe continues ‘tiresome political discussions’ and fails to create a viable hydrogen market.
In early 2020, hydrogen was still considered a niche technology, an intriguing idea for the future. Fast forward nearly three years and the word hydrogen is featured often and prominently in the energy transition discussion. The European Union was relatively fast to get on board, the process boosted by the announcement of the Hydrogen Strategy in the middle of the pandemic, a revisited Fit for 55 package in 2021 and by the REPowerEU communication this year. The effects have been significant: the Hydrogen Strategy influenced aspects of the EU’s Fit for 55 packages, such as including binding targets for renewable hydrogen in both transport and industry; all of it now under […]