9 June 2020
WindEurope answer to the European Commission roadmap on the Hydrogen strategy
Renewable-based electrification is the most cost-effective way to reach climate neutrality by 2050. The direct use of this renewable electricity whenever is available and wherever is possible, across all sectors of the economy (especially in the easy-to-abate-sectors), should be prioritised. Renewable electricity should be used to produce zero-carbon gases and fuels such as hydrogen, only where necessary, in activities which cannot reduce CO2 emissions otherwise (e.g. the hard-to-abate sectors).
The Hydrogen Strategy is an important strategy to deliver decarbonisation, especially in the hard-to-abate sectors. WindEurope welcomes the European Commission roadmap on the Hydrogen Strategy and calls for the Strategy to:
- Prioritise and accelerate renewable-based electrification as the most cost-efficient way to decarbonise;
- Foster renewable hydrogen in the hard-to-abate sectors; and
- Accelerate the deployment and reinforcement of a cost-efficient energy infrastructure
Read the position paper