Hydrogen is at the top of the agenda for the European Green Deal, according to Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission.
In his keynote speech at European Hydrogen Week in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday (October 25), Timmermans reflected on a ‘tremendous amount’ of work on hydrogen over the past three years.
Telling the flagship hydrogen event that just eight months ago 40% of the continent’s gas consumption was from Russia, whereas today, it has fallen to just 9%.
Timmermans said, “we should also put hydrogen on the top of the agenda for the green recovery from the pandemic. Since Putin’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine, hydrogen also has to play a key role in our energy transition – a key role in creating European energy sovereignty and weaning us of the dependency of Russian fossil fuels.”
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