FSR joins the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
The Florence School of Regulation has joined the European Commission-led initiative in an effort to set the EU bloc on the right path to a clean energy transition.
The Florence School of Regulation has joined the European Commission-led initiative, European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, to accelerate the decarbonisation of the EU industry and to set the bloc on the right path to a clean energy transition.
FSR will act as a knowledge partner for the EU initiative that aims at an effective deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, and eventually at reaching carbon neutrality across Europe by 2050.
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance brings together over 600 members coming from the industry, national and local public authorities, civil society and other stakeholders whose work is strongly anchored in the hydrogen value chain.
The initiative centres around hydrogen as a key enabler to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition.
Hydrogen takes the spotlight in the initiative because of its many energy and non-energy-related uses: from storing renewable energy to fuelling heavy transport, and as both energy and feedstock in the energy-intensive industry.
Also, hydrogen – which emits no CO2 and almost no air pollution when used- plays a big part in the decarbonisation of industrial processes and economic sectors where reducing carbon emissions is both urgent and hard to achieve.
FSR is looking forward to cooperating with the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, the European Commission and the other partners, and to promote the development of clean molecules in energy integrated systems.
Ilaria Conti, FSR Head of Gas, commented:
The Clean Hydrogen Alliance has the potential to provide guidance on how to turn the EU Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy into concrete action. But for us to get there, it won't be an easy nor linear path. We as FSR are ready to support this vision and contribute with our insights to the debate.
The Florence School of Regulation – Energy has extensive experience in the research and policy dialogue related to the topics of renewable gases and hydrogen. Check out a partial list of FSR work on hydrogen from previous years below.
- The regulation of hydrogen infrastructure: set to be a vintage year? | Oct 2, 2020
- Technologies of the energy transition: the current policy landscape for hydrogen | Jun 24, 2020
- Highlights from the Hydrogen Workshop Series | Jun 16, 2020
- How many gas markets? | Dec 6, 2019
- What do we know about the costs of EU decarbonisation? | 11 Nov, 2020
- ‘Clean Hydrogen’ in the global energy transition – any sign of an international market? | May 19, 2020
- What is renewable gas? | Mar 14, 2018
- POLICY BRIEF | A proposal for a regulatory framework for hydrogen guarantees of origin by Andris Piebalgs,Christopher Jones | 02 November 2020
- TECHNICAL REPORT | Green hydrogen : bridging the energy transition in Africa and Europe by Swetha RaviKumar Bhagwat, Maria Olczak | 20 October 2020
- TECHNICAL REPORT | Hydrogen technology : workshop summary by Cekovic Ivana,Ilaria Conti, Christopher Jones, Andris Piebalgs | 10 July 2020