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Mutatis Mutandis: Changing What Needed to Be Changed – Weighing Hydrogen Strategy

September 5, 08:30
Las Vegas 2

In 2020, the EU adopted its Hydrogen Strategy, outlining how clean hydrogen will help to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation, decarbonise some industries and transport, and serve as a means of output storage for renewable energy sources. This will contribute to the climate neutrality ambitions of the Union and, potentially, to Europe’s greater energy independence.

Speakers

John Lough

Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Andrian_Prokip
Andrian Prokip

Director of Energy Programme, Ukrainian Institute for the Future

Alan Riley
Alan Riley

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Sergey Utkin
Sergey Utkin

Head of Strategic Assessment Section, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

Moderator

Vivian Loonela
Vivian Loonela

Coordinating Spokesperson for the European Green Deal, European Commission

However, the transition to carbon neutrality also has several interlocking international relations, regional security and national resilience aspects.

  • Would future energy flows from Russia, in the form of hydrogen, benefit the EU, or would they undermine its security, cohesion and competitiveness?
  • How should the socio-economic (and by extension, national security) repercussions of decarbonisation in regions dominated by fossil fuels industry be addressed?
  • How can greenwashing be avoided if the hydrogen produced from gas continues to dominate the market?

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