EU Needs to Stop Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

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There will be no benefit for climate protection from hydrogen as long as the EU doesn't stop subsidies for fossil fuels, says the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC).

Official Press Release European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC):

No climate benefit from hydrogen unless EU stops subsidies for fossil fuels

Hydrogen is an important alternative for sectors that are stuck in the fossil fuel economy. As national governments and European parliamentarians negotiate the EU’s hydrogen strategy, EASAC issues a new commentary.

“Hydrogen can help reduce our dependency on fossil fuels,” says William Gillett, EASAC’s Energy Programme Director. “But the climate benefits will be limited, if we use fossil fuels to produce it - even with carbon capture and storage. The EU must stop all subsidies to fossil fuels. The fast growing demand for hydrogen must be met by a massive increase of renewable electricity, together with certified imports from third countries.”   “Electricity is a great way to decarbonize our economy. But important sectors... ... More: Official Press Release European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

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