European Council and Parliament provisionally agree on binding targets for hydrogen in industry and transport

Following two years of negotiations, the European Council and Parliament today (March 30) reached a provisional agreement to raise the share of renewable energy in the EU’s overall energy consumption to 42.5% by 2030, setting firm targets for hydrogen to play a role.

Under the provisional agreement on the renewable energy directive (RED), industry must use at source at least 42% of its hydrogen from renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBOs) by 2030, however, countries that can achieve a fossil-free hydrogen mix of at least 77% can see that target reduced by 20%.

The provision is hoped to provide flexibility to countries aiming to develop a strong nuclear hydrogen policy and serves as an incentive to move from fossil-based to clean electrolytic-based hydrogen production.

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