Six EU countries lead push for clean hydrogen support
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Six European Union countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands, have called for EU legislation and increased funding to support hydrogen, a low-carbon technology in line for cash from the bloc's coronavirus recovery fund.
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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

The European Commission has pledged to use its proposed 750 billion euro recovery fund to support clean hydrogen - a fuel that can be produced using renewable power and which can replace fossil fuels in polluting industrial processes.

The energy ministers of Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg on Monday said this funding must be backed by legislation.

In a joint declaration, they called on the Commission to "present a timely action plan followed by legislative proposals to enable a flexible, fit-for-purpose regulatory approach and to stimulate a liquid market for hydrogen in the coming years."

EU energy ministers are meeting on Monday to discuss the Commission's recovery fund proposal, which member states will debate on Friday.

The countries…
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