Hydrogen: The reality behind the hype – EEB Position Paper

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Published: 7 May 2021
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The European Commission has vowed to massively boost the production of hydrogen – a fuel that, if produced sustainably using renewable electricity, can become an ally in the race to climate neutrality.

However, hydrogen today is mostly produced from fossil fuels, including gas and coal used to generate electricity or as feedstock. This process, which the strategy refers to as ‘low-carbon’, is responsible for an estimated 70 to 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year in Europe alone.

In this position paper, the EEB outlines his vision for a sustainable and responsible use of hydrogen.

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