“The green energy transition is not an option but a necessity. I see a pivotal role for clean hydrogen… it is an area where Europe is still leading. Why not extend the lead on something that could be one of the most important solutions for clean energy?”
Those were the words spoken by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, in the opening session of the 2019 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Stakeholder Forum last week in Brussels, Belgium.
“The most important thing is that you help us to find ways to make relatively quick successes to show people that it works,” Timmermans continued, addressing the forum comprising energy and climate experts from industry, research, EU institutions and local and regional authorities.
Hydrogen is an essential component in Europe’s energy transition and its efforts to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. It is therefore expected to play an important role in the European Commission’s Green Deal.
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