Today, the college of European Commissioners will formally adopt its EU Hydrogen Strategy to help decarbonise the EU economy.
This strategy will be launched together with its Strategy on Smart Sector Integration. The hydrogen strategy will outline concrete steps the EU can take to support all aspects of hydrogen production.
The integration strategy will aim to better incorporate different energy sectors that have lived separate lives until recently (in particular the power and transport sectors). In addition, a Clean Hydrogen Alliance – involving industry and other stakeholders – will be launched simultaneously to support the Commission in developing new initiatives to support the hydrogen sector.
While largely welcoming the move, environmentalists are not completely happy and want priorities assigned to the fuel’s use.