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02 Jun.2020

90+ Hydrogen Europe CEOs ready to support Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Hydrogen Europe members share the common vision to promote hydrogen as an enabler of the post-corona economy and a zero-emission society and are willing to swiftly engage with the European Commission and the other European institutions in the Clean Hydrogen Alliance to scale-up the production and deployment of hydrogen by 2030.

 

Considering this crucial time period for Europe, 93 CEOs of Hydrogen Europe members have sent a letter to Executive First Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Simson and Commissioner Breton to demonstrate their support to the Clean Hydrogen Alliance and their commitment to delivering on the climate agenda.

 

"It's impressive to see the commitment of so many companies of different sizes and different parts of the value chain of the hydrogen sector coming together to support this alliance. We, at Hydrogen Europe, want to help make this initiative an integral part of the European Green Deal" commented Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General at Hydrogen Europe.

 

In the letter, the signatories confirm their readiness to invest massively into the use of hydrogen. With a technological maturity that enables immediate commercial deployments in many fields, we are at a turning point and the hydrogen sector is ready to deliver on massive emission reductions, contributing already to 2030 EU climate and energy targets. 

 

They also strongly believe that the deployment of clean hydrogen can massively contribute to the European Green Deal. In order to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, Europe needs indeed carbon-free power, increased energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation of industry, transport and buildings. These solutions depend on large scale hydrogen applications. Looking at investments and government activities taking place in Asia and especially in China, this matter also has strategic implications for our European industrial competitiveness.

 

In the recovery plan (Next Generation EU), the Commission focuses on unlocking investment in clean technologies and value chains. The Clean Hydrogen Alliance is supposed to steer and coordinate the upscaling of clean hydrogen production and use in Europe. Hydrogen Europe has proposed the Green Hydrogen Investment and Support Report that offers a concrete roadmap for the alliance to initiate this process.

 

Please click here to read the full letter (with supporters).

 

Should you be interested in supporting our letter (even if you are not a Hydrogen Europe member), don't hesitate to contact us at secretariat@hydrogeneurope.eu.

 

Lastly, Hydrogen Europe would like to warmly thank all its members that signed and supported the letter.

 

Click here to get the PDF of this press release.