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The National Hydrogen Strategy - The Federal Government Germany


The energy transition – which represents the efforts undertaken and results achieved on renewable energy expansion and energy efficiency – is our basis for a clean, secure and affordable energy supply, which is essential for all our lives. By adopting the 2030 Climate Action Plan, the Federal Government has paved the way for meeting its climate targets for 2030. Its long-term goal is to achieve carbon neutrality in line with the targets agreed under the Paris Agreement, which seeks to keep global warming well below 2 degrees and if possible below 1.5 degrees. In addition, Germany has committed itself, together with the other European Member States, to achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) neutrality by 2050. Apart from phasing out coal-fired power, for which Germany has already taken the relevant decisions, this means preventing emissions which are particularly hard to reduce such as process-related GHG emissions from the industrial sector.
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.

Related subjects: Applications & Pathways
Countries: Germany

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