Background National Hydrogen Strategy

Hydrogen will have an essential role in the German energy transition. The Federal Government underlines this in its National Hydrogen Strategy. The EWI Policy Brief shows what should be taken into account within the hydrogen strategy. First of all, it is stated that a sluggish expansion of renewable energies and the “chicken-and-egg problem” are hindering the development of a purely green hydrogen economy. Technological neutrality, which does not exclude blue or turquoise hydrogen, is therefore of central importance for a rapid market ramp-up and a high market penetration of hydrogen. Furthermore, even in 2050 more than half of Germany’s final energy demand will still have to be covered by imports, especially CO2-neutral synthetic gases and fuels. For this reason, technology neutrality should also be emphasized in the long term to ensure that the decarbonization targets are achieved in an economically efficient manner.

Type of Publication: Policy Brief
Sponsored by: Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e. V.
Written by: Dr. Simon Schulte, David Schlund
Date: May 2020
Type of Publication: Policy Brief
Sponsored by: Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e. V.
Written by: Dr. Simon Schulte, David Schlund
Date: May 2020