Key Summary of the Report
In order for the energy transition to be successful, security of supply, affordability and environmental compatibility need to be combined with innovative and smart climate action. This means that the fossil fuels we are currently using need to be replaced by alternative options. This applies in particular to gaseous and liquid energy sources, which will continue to be an integral part of Germany’s energy supply. Against this backdrop, hydrogen will play a key role in enhancing and completing the energy transition. Through the National Hydrogen Strategy, the Federal Government is providing a coherent framework for the generation, transport and use of hydrogen, encouraging the relevant innovations and investment. The Strategy sets out the steps that are needed to meet the German climate targets, create new value chains for the German economy and foster energy policy cooperation at international level.
- Germany is interested in sourcing cost effective hydrogen from all over the world because it is aware of remaining a net importer of energy in the future. The higher the worldwide push for hydrogen the better for Germany.
- Germany is interested in technology transfer to India especially PEM electrolyser technology since it is able to operate in a flexible manner and therefore able to adapt to power input from fluctuating renewable energy sources.
- Through its recent green recovery stimulus package post COVID 19, Germany is investing approx. 9 billion EUR (72000 Crore INR) in its hydrogen industry.
- Germany is focusing on “green hydrogen” with zero CO2 emissions made out of electricity from additional renewable resources like solar, wind etc
The National Hydrogen Strategy
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