The European Commission has fallen for the fossil fuel industry's hydrogen hype with its proposals for a 'European Hydrogen Strategy' published today, says Friends of the Earth Europe.
The strategy aims to boost the growth of hydrogen as part of Europe's efforts to decarbonise its energy system, by creating a policy framework and identifying projects for funding. But Friends of the Earth Europe is concerned the Commission's focus on hydrogen is at the expense of more important renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The group also criticised the failure to rule out support for hydrogen from fossil fuels, and the clear risk of creating new vested interests.
Later today, the Commission will also launch the 'Clean Hydrogen Alliance', a body made up of representatives from industry, public authorities and civil society with the aim of supporting the European hydrogen sector.
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