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Hydrogen is important in the transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy. But green hydrogen remains scarce for the time being. This calls for well-considered choices within the framework of a green industrial policy. Join this webinar to learn more about potential trade-offs and solutions!  

About the Event

Green hydrogen is produced from water and renewable energy. It can be used as an energy carrier and as a raw material, replacing fossil fuels. But its production requires a lot of green electricity, and green hydrogen will remain scarce well into the next decade.  

This webinar will run through oft-proposed solutions for green hydrogen scarcity, including the risks they carry and criteria that should be considered. These potential options include the production of blue hydrogen, prioritisation via a hydrogen ladder, and importing hydrogen from countries with sun, wind, and physical space to produce renewable energy.  

We will also discuss broader questions around the role of hydrogen in the green transition.  Does ditching Russian gas require a revision of the hydrogen strategy, with even less of a role for blue hydrogen? Which industries have a future in a sustainable Netherlands and how big is their demand for hydrogen? What infrastructure is needed to transport hydrogen and its derivatives? How will the costs of scaling up hydrogen production be divided between government and industry? 



This webinar is part of the project Climate Emergency Economy – organised by GEF with the support of Green House Think Tank, Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks, and Green Foundation Ireland. The project explores what an economy fit for the climate emergency looks like, focusing particularly on the policies required in ‘hard-to-reach’ sectors for Europe to reach zero carbon.  

The webinar will begin with an overview of key project findings and proposals. This will be followed by political reactions from the MEPs and MPs, and then room for questions and discussions between all of the participants.  



  • Bas Eickhout (MEP, Greens/EFA) 
  • Suzanne Kröger (MP, GroenLinks) 
  • Mohammed Chahim (MEP, S&D) 
  • Joris Thijssen (MP, PvdA) 
  • Evert Nieuwenhuis and Richard Wouters (Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks) 
  • Paul Apeldoorn (PvdA Duurzaam) 
  • Nienke Homan (Sustainable Hydrogen Club)
  • Titia van Leeuwen (Milieunetwerk GroenLinks) – Chair 


10:00 – Opening by Titia van Leeuwen
10:05 – Presentation: hydrogen in a European perspectives, followed by Q&A
10:30 – Presentation: role of the Netherlands in the hydrogen economy, followed by Q&A
10:45 – Political responses
11:15 – Expert responses
11:30 –  Discussion with politicians and participants
11:55 – Closing remarks


Date and time: 18 March, 10:00 – 12:00 CET 

Location: Online, via Zoom 

Language: Dutch 

Registration: via this link 

Diving in:

Dive into this topic and prepare for the webinar by checking out some of our work on this topic: 

Green European Journal article: The Limits of Europe’s Corporate-Led Hydrogen Project 

Project Publication: Greening Hydrogen – Big issues around a small molecule 




Summary Video: Greening Hydrogen 


This webinar is organised by the Green European Foundation, with the support of Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks and the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.  

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