Towards a hydrogen market for Europe: Council adopts conclusions

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The Council today adopted conclusions on steps to be taken towards creating a hydrogen market for Europe, to help the EU meet its commitment to reach carbon neutrality in 2050. The conclusions give political guidance to the implementation of the EU Hydrogen Strategy presented by the European Commission on 8 July 2020.

In its conclusions, the Council recognises the important role that hydrogen, especially from renewable sources, plays in reaching the EU's decarbonisation objectives, economic recovery in the context of COVID-19 and the EU's competitiveness on the global scene. In order for this to happen,  the EU market for hydrogen needs to be significantly scaled up and become a competitive, liquid market that attracts investments. This will also entail energy systems integration, sectoral integration and electrification, to mobilise energy efficiency gains.



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