The Renewable Hydrogen Coalition writes to the European Commission

Renewable Hydrogen Coalition letter European Commission
The Renewable Hydrogen Coalition writes a letter to the European Commission

In a letter sent on the second of April, the coalition is calling for a clear definition of low-carbon hydrogen to be published in order to reduce emissions and ensure Europe’s security.

The letter is addressed to European Commission Executive Vice-President Maros Sefcovic and Energy Commissioner Kari Simson. Signed by the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, along with other players including the Transport & Environment NGO, it states that renewable hydrogen is the most sustainable way of decarbonising sectors such as industry, aviation and shipping.

The signatories are concerned about a soon-to-be-released delegated act concerning low-carbon hydrogen. In their view, a rapid adoption could jeopardise Article 8 of the Gas Market Directive. The letter calls for a number of guarantees, including production methods, as well as measurement of the carbon footprint, CO2 sequestration rate and methane leakage rate.

The goal is to ensure that low-carbon hydrogen can help reduce emissions and move away from fossil fuels. The letter calls for a public consultation.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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