11 March 2021
WindEurope’s answer to the European Commission roadmap on the Hydrogen & Gas Markets Decarbonisation Package
WindEurope believes that a rapid renewables-based electrification is the most cost-effective way to decarbonise our economy and reach climate neutrality by 2050. The direct use of this renewable electricity should be prioritised where it is the most cost-effective and energy efficient decarbonisation pathway. Renewable electricity should also be used to produce renewable hydrogen in activities which otherwise cannot reduce CO2 emissions, such as the hard-to-abate sectors.
WindEurope welcomes the European Commission’s (EC) combined roadmap and inception impact assessment on the Hydrogen & Gas Markets Decarbonisation Package, and calls for it to:
- Foster renewable hydrogen in the hard-to-abate sectors;
- Ensure the development of a competitive European hydrogen market; and
- Accelerate the deployment and reinforcement of cost-efficient energy infrastructure.
Read the position paper