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The contribution of hydrogen to European decarbonisation

What role will hydrogen play in Europe's decarbonisation?

Date: October 21, 2021, 2:00 pm Topic: Green economy

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Bruegel · The contribution of hydrogen to European decarbonisation

Europe will consume a volume of hydrogen until 2050 and beyond. In some scenarios, hydrogen will develop into a major energy carrier that is produced and imported in large quantities and used across different sectors. In any scenario, strict climate targets require that the production of hydrogen is not linked to the emission of greenhouse gases. In practice, this is challenging to formulate because hydrogen can be produced in very different ways, with different fuels, and in different places.

In this event, we discussed the following key questions: can Europe ensure that hydrogen contributes to Europe’s decarbonisation? How can hydrogen contribute to it? And finally, what are the different production methods that could enable this?

Full presentation by Matthias Deutsch

Schedule

Oct 21, 2021

14:00-14:45

Conversation

Chair: Ben McWilliams, Research Analyst

Alison Conboy, Deputy Director, Hydrogen Production, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The United Kingdom

Matthias Deutsch, Programme Lead Hydrogen, Agora

Ruud Kempener, Policy Officer, Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy, DG ENER

Andrea Pisano, Head of Hydrogen Initiatives, Eni

14:45-15:00

Q&A

Chair: Ben McWilliams, Research Analyst

Speakers

Alison Conboy

Deputy Director, Hydrogen Production, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The United Kingdom

Matthias Deutsch

Programme Lead Hydrogen, Agora

Ruud Kempener

Policy Officer, Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy, DG ENER

Ben McWilliams

Research Analyst

Andrea Pisano

Head of Hydrogen Initiatives, Eni

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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