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EU will struggle to meet 50% of hydrogen target – experts


14 Sept 2023 08:23

14 Sept 2023 08:23

(Montel) The EU is unlikely to meet even 50% of its green hydrogen target of 20m tonnes by 2030 as the necessary exponential growth of renewables is “unrealistic”, experts told Montel this week. 

“We argue that the EU’s 2030 hydrogen targets are exceeding expected demand and are dependent on a very fast and unprecedented increase of renewable capacity, grid connections, and electrolysers,” said the authors from Renewables Grid Initiative, a group of TSOs and climate and environmental NGOs.

Prioritising hydrogen production over direct electrification would use significant amounts of renewable power in an “inefficient way”, it added in a recent…

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