SolarPower Europe welcomes the initiative by the European Commission for a combined Roadmap and Inception Impact Assessment on the Hydrogen and Gas markets Decarbonisation Package. The European Union has a unique opportunity to take decisive steps towards carbon neutrality by 2050. Renewable-based electrification is the most cost- effective and energy-efficient decarbonisation option to decarbonise most sectors of the economy. Renewable hydrogen, produced from 100% renewable electricity sources, can play a strategic role to decarbonise sectors that cannot be electrified for cost or technical reasons. Together with the massive deployment of renewable energy installations, renewable hydrogen will help to deliver the goals in the Green Deal, stimulate a green recovery, and place the European renewable hydrogen value chain at the core of Europe’s growth and jobs strategy for the generations to come.
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