“Hydrogen is a key technology for achieving Europe’s climate and energy goals. Its potential benefits for the environment, consumers and European economy can power the transition of Europe’s energy sector towards a green future” said Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union, speaking at this year’s FCH JU Stakeholder Forum.
Addressing the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Stakeholder Forum of energy and climate experts from industry, research, EU institutions, NGOs, and local and regional authorities, the Vice President underlined the need to combine different technological solutions to reach Europe’s ambitious goals. “We know that no single technology can solve our energy and climate challenges.”
The FCH JU Stakeholder Forum’s 400 participants gathered in Brussels and were taking stock of the latest achievements of the sector while addressing the challenges of building the hydrogen infrastructure across the EU. Using hydrogen for renewables integration and sector coupling, and the economic potential of hydrogen in the global context are among the main topics discussed. Stakeholders agreed that the partnership is delivering and must continue its work, building on the successes of the past ten years.