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Green hydrogen will play a key role in the energy transition, but the supply is currently very limited. This may force the European Union and its member states to make some tough choices. This expert roundtable will tackle the key questions. 

About the Event

Hydrogen produced from renewable electricity will play a crucial role in the transition to a climate-neutral Europe, but its adoption raises several issues. These stem from the fact that green hydrogen will be scarce well into the next decade.

Does the European Union need a ‘hydrogen ladder’ that puts forward green hydrogen for the industries that are more difficult to decarbonise? Or would this actually slow down the breakthrough of green hydrogen?

Produced from natural gas, ‘Blue hydrogen’ has most of its CO2 emissions captured and stored. According to its proponents, it can pave the way for green hydrogen. What role can blue hydrogen play as a transition fuel and feedstock?

A growing number of companies and governments, including the European Commission, want to invest in the production of green hydrogen in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world that are rich in sun or wind. Will the import of green hydrogen create new geopolitical and ethical risks for the European Union?

This roundtable will be moderated by Suzanne Kröger, former MP for GroenLinks (Netherlands).


This webinar is part of the project Climate Emergency Economy–organised by GEF with the support of Green House Think Tank, Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks, Green Foundation Ireland, and the Foundation for Environment and Agriculture. The project explores policies required in ‘hard-to-reach’ sectors for Europe to reach zero carbon. In 2021, activities revolve around three key pillars: agriculture, hydrogen, and transport infrastructure and trade.


Date and time: Friday 15 October, from 14:00 to 16:00 CEST 

Audience: This roundtable is invitation-only. 

Contact: Richard Wouters, rwouters (at) groenlinks.nl   

This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event. 

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