Today, the Federal Government adopted a National Hydrogen Strategy for Germany. Hydrogen is key for decarbonising key German sectors such as the steel and chemical industries and the transport sector. Furthermore, hydrogen technologies have the potential to become a key field of business for German exporters.
A flexible and target-driven governance structure is being set up to help consistently implement and further develop the strategy. At the centre of these efforts is the new National Hydrogen Council, whose members were appointed by the Federal Cabinet today.
Said: “In adopting the hydrogen strategy, we are paving the way for Germany to become the world leader in the field of hydrogen technologies. The time has come for hydrogen and the technologies enabling its use. We must therefore harness the potential for economic output, employment, and the climate, and do this now. Hydrogen will be a key commodity for a successful energy transition. This forward-looking source of energy will make an important contribution to meeting climate targets in Germany and across the world. Germany will be playing a pioneering role in this, as we did 20 years ago when we started to promote the use of renewables.”