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Member states under fire for backing ‘blended’ hydrogen and fossil gas

Member states under fire for backing ‘blended’ hydrogen and fossil gas

Campaigners have criticised governments for backing EU support for gas infrastructure to carry blends of fossil and ‘low-carbon’ gases, while the EU’s in-house research unit suggests retrofitted... Read more

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