European Commission announces European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
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July 14, 2020
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance aims at an ambitious deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, demand in industry, mobility and other sectors, and hydrogen transmission and distribution.
With the alliance, the EU wants to build its global leadership in this domain, to support the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance was launched together with the EU's 2020 Hydrogen Strategy.
According to the European Commission, hydrogen is a key enabler to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition. Hydrogen has several energy and non-energy uses, from storing renewable energy to fuelling heavy transport, and as energy and feedstock in energy-intensive industry, such as in the steel or chemical sectors.
Most importantly, hydrogen is climate friendly as it does not emit any carbon dioxide when used. It thus offers a solution to decarbonise industrial processes and economic sectors where reducing carbon emissions is both urgent and hard to achieve.
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance brings together industry, national and local public authorities, civil society and other stakeholders. The Alliance covers issues ranging from renewable and low-carbon hydrogen from production via transmission to mobility, industry, energy, and heating applications.
Importantly, the Alliance is open to all public and private actors with activities for renewable or low-carbon hydrogen. Hereby it is crucial that these actors are ready to actively contribute to the objectives set out in the declaration of the alliance.
For more information on the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance see the website of the European Commission.