Hydrogen and bio-methane need EU funding - think tank

The EU should set targets for integrating hydrogen and other renewable gases into Europe’s energy system, but funding will also be needed to increase their presence on the market, a new study says

The EU should set targets for integrating hydrogen and other renewable gases into Europe’s energy system, but funding will also be needed to increase their presence on the market, according to a study published on Thursday.

European policymakers “must think beyond EU targets and introduce cost-effective support schemes [and] increase their access to the grid”, the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) said in its report.

Standards for renewable gases should be set at European level, the study reads, with certificates for the Guarantee of Origin (GOs) made interchangeable between member states and ensuring compatibility with the EU emissions trading system.

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