The potential of hydrogen for decarbonizing EU industry
In view of the huge potential of electricity generation from renewable energy sources, the production of green hydrogen, i.e., using renewable power to produce hydrogen through water electrolysis, is seen as a promising option for decarbonizing EU industry, especially for those energy-intensive sectors that are difficult to decarbonize. However, this has enormous economic implications for the current stock of production technologies, the energy system, and operating costs. The required infrastructure is an additional aspect that has not yet been clarified. This STOA study takes stock of the current situation with regard to implementing the EU hydrogen strategy, and identifies policy options to fill the gaps in the current policy landscape.