The European Commission believes renewable electricity can decarbonise a large share of the EU energy consumption by 2050, but not all of it. With this in mind, the European Commission considers Hydrogen essential to support the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The Commission believes that for Hydrogen to contribute to climate neutrality, it needs to achieve a far larger scale and its production must become fully decarbonised. To do so, the Commission aims to create a market of scale, bringing costs down.
EASE welcomes the new Hydrogen Strategy: it is a needed step in the transition towards a greener energy system. EASE fully agrees that it is paramount to bring down costs and eliminate existing obstacles to foster the Hydrogen business cases. There are currently several unnecessary barriers to Hydrogen uptake that need to be overcome, and the legal framework and the existing policies are often not fit for this purpose. EASE also agrees that Hydrogen can play a key role in the context of sector integration, and that certification of Hydrogen is needed as soon as possible.
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