A mixed reaction to the European Commission’s renewable hydrogen definition

“A far-from-perfect regulation is better than no regulation at all,” the words of Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe in reaction to the European Commission’s long-awaited definition of renewable hydrogen.

Monday (February 13) saw the Commission propose rules for the definition of renewable hydrogen with two Delegated Acts, after three years of work.

Read more: European Commission proposed regulation for renewable hydrogen definition

One of the Acts mandates that renewable fuels of non-organic origin (RFNBOs), including hydrogen, can only be produced with additional renewable power plants during the hours that the renewable energy asset is producing electricity and only in the area where the renewable electricity asset is located.

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