While green hydrogen will play a vital role in decarbonising European economy, it is not the primary solution for emissions reduction. Instead, energy efficiency and savings, renewable electricity expansion, and direct electrification are the top three approaches for reducing emissions. However, green hydrogen becomes essential in certain applications such as steelmaking and other industrial processes, as well as for long-distance aviation and shipping, and it can be beneficial in seasonal energy storage.
This policy brief by EUKI project Green(ing) H2 spells out principles that should guide the development of a regulatory framework to advance a green hydrogen economy in Europe that complements and is well interlinked with Member States’ national hydrogen strategies and other decarbonisation methods.
Access the paper “Policies for a sustainable hydrogen economy in Europe” here