Commission supports the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to reduce EU dependency on Russian gas


Today, the Commission is hosting the fourth Forum of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance. Members of the Alliance will discuss the Commission’s REPowerEU Plan, which sets out a series of actions to accelerate hydrogen deployment to spur the green transition and replace Russian fossil fuels.

At today’s event, the ‘Electrolyser PartnershipSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN•••’ announced in May will also be launched. It will support the commitment by industry to increase tenfold its hydrogen electrolyser manufacturing capacity by 2025. Furthermore, today the Alliance will present its report on the permitting of hydrogen installations, which will inform the ongoing Commission work to simplify procedures for renewable energy and hydrogen projects. Finally, the Alliance will collect new hydrogen projects from its members to be included into the project pipeline of the Alliance.

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans said: “Hydrogen is an essential part of Europe’s future energy sovereignty. The speed of development of the European hydrogen sector shows that we can decarbonise our economy and secure our independence from Russian fossil fuels. The hydrogen accelerator in the RePowerEU plan will steer the necessary investment to scale up European production of clean hydrogen.

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European Commission, 16-06-22