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© Press and Information Office of the German Federal Government
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© Press and Information Office of the German Federal Government

German Cabinet passes act to simplify planning for hydrogen infrastructure

The German Cabinet today (May 29) passed a new law to ease planning approvals for clean hydrogen projects to the accelerate expansion of the energy carrier.

Berlin has said the Hydrogen Acceleration Act creates the legal framework for the “rapid development and expansion of the infrastructure for the production, storage and import of hydrogen.”

Hoped to simplify and digitise planning, approval and procurement procedures, the act is intended to reduce regulatory requires and amends various existing laws.

Once law, it will give hydrogen infrastructure “overriding public interest” status, allowing authorities to prioritise approval.

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