WindEurope: Renewable hydrogen is key to unlocking the complete decarbonisation of European industries
WindEurope has partnered with seven leading industry companies as well as SolarPower Wurope to launch "Choose Renewable Hydrogen", a joint initiative highlighting the crucial role of renewables to ensure economic recovery and effective climate policy in the European Union.
The initiative urges that Europe prioritises the most efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective pathways to decarbonise its economy. Direct electrification will be the primary means for decarbonising heating and road transport, but there are other hard-to-abate sectors – such as some heavy industry, long-haul road transport, aviation, and shipping – where direct electrification is insufficient. Here renewable hydrogen will play a key role as the most cost-effective and sustainable solution for full decarbonisation.
Moreover, the signatories have penned an open letter to the Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, to prioritise renewable energy and hydrogen technologies.