Green Hydrogen: New Energy for Europe
Green hydrogen is the missing link in the energy transition. Renewable hydrogen not only helps in buffering, balancing, ánd transporting wind and solar power, it delivers another big advantage: it offers the energy transition the possibility to accelerate!
Recent years and months show a remarkable shift towards the development of a hydrogen economy on all continents, and cerainly in Europe. In fact there’s so much going on in the sphere of policymaking, industrial planning and knowledge exchange that the public needs an overview. What are the most important H2 related developments for industry, transport, mobility and the built environment?
It’s our ambition to offer such an overview in videobulletins and cast them on a very regular base. Interviews and reports in a professional journalistic setting.
Why relate to Europe? This is more or less ideologically inspired. Many people regard Europe as an aging continent, with vitality in decline. Europe lacks a binding project, a ‘grand’ plan for the future. Building up a hydrogen powered economy could deliver this. Greening our energy system with hydrogen might contribute to a new sense of optimism and – in the end – will boost the economy. Neighbouring countries and regions like Eurasia and North-Africa could benefit as well.
Green is the objective, but blue hydrogen might very well be part of the plan. Blue hydrogen is created from fossil sources, where the carbon emissions are captured and stored. This bypass road may be necessary to scale up hydrogen technology and to help reduce green hydrogen costs eventually.
In short: this is New Energy for Europe!