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Hydrogen: Latest EU policy updates

On 18 May 2022, the European Commission has presented the REPowerEU Plan envisaging the transformation of Europe’s energy system in light of the energy market disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In this context, the European Parliament as well as the European Commission are working towards accelerating the build-out of hydrogen based fuel production by providing updated rules in the context of the Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EU (RED II).

Furthermore, the establishment of a hydrogen bank has been proposed, while the first and second wave of Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) were approved by the European Commission unlocking more than EUR10bn of Member States subsidies.

While these developments signal significant progress, the finalising of a clear and comprehensive legal framework will likely require additional time.

Read our full analysis of the updates in the PDF below.

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