Europe's objectives in the use of clean hydrogen as part of its energy system transformation strategy are defined and today the European Alliance for clean hydrogen is launched, combining the two lines of development in a new clean energy investment program, in line with the European recovery plan for the EU and the European Green Pact.
"The EU's strategies for integrating energy and hydrogen systems, adopted today, will pave the way for a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, guided by the dual objective of a cleaner planet and a stronger economy", writes the European Commission in communicated.
The European Alliance joins business leaders, civil society, national and regional ministers and the European Investment Bank to create a large-scale production investment base that should support the growth in demand for clean hydrogen in Europe, but also the transition from source hydrogen. fssil. Today a press conference will be held at 4 pm (Central European Time), to present the strategy.
With an integrated energy system, hydrogen can withstand the decarbonisation of industry and transport, and feed buildings. This energy can be used in areas that are not suitable for electrical energy, ensuring forms of storage and a good balance between different types of renewable energies.
The priority is to develop renewable hydrogen, produced mainly using wind and solar energy, but in the short and medium term other low-carbon forms of hydrogen will still be used, which will be used to quickly reduce emissions and be able to support the development of a market feasible.
Accordingly, between 2020 and 2024, Europe will support the installation of at least 6 gigawatts of renewable hydrogen and the production of up to one million tons of renewable hydrogen. For 2025 to 2030 the targets are more ambitious and increase to 40 gigawatts and 10 million tons, with renewable hydrogen expected to be implemented on a large scale in the next 20 years, by 2050.
It is recalled that in order to become an economy with a neutral impact on the climate by 2050, Europe must transform its energy system, which is responsible for 75% of gas emissions into the atmosphere.