Coalition aims to place Europe as world leader in renewable hydrogen


A new coalition has been launched to support the uptake of renewable hydrogen solutions in Europe.

On 23 November, WindEurope and SolarPower Europe, supported by Breakthrough Energy, announced the launch of the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, which they say will play a decisive role in positioning Europe as a world leader in renewable hydrogen. It will set out to build a high-level and interdisciplinary network of innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders from the rapidly growing renewable hydrogen community.

Coinciding with the first EU Hydrogen Week, the coalition declared the importance of renewable hydrogen in achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and reaching climate neutrality. It will also help to unlock the full decarbonisation potential of Europe’s economies, including in end use markets such as aviation, shipping, and heavy industry.

It will strive to support Europe in developing a world-class electrolyser industry, while devising the business models and markets to make renewable hydrogen mainstream. It will seek to inform policy debate with concrete proposals for the scaling up and market uptake of renewable hydrogen, such as traceability, infrastructure investments, market design and incentives. It also urged leaders to “redouble their efforts” when it comes to research and demonstration, while scaling up investments to bring new technologies to the market faster.

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