Belgium wants strong role of hydrogen in EU climate policy

Belgium and six other European countries want to launch a European strategy to strengthen the role of hydrogen in the fight against global warming, they said in a joint declaration.

France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria circulated the declaration at a virtual meeting of the energy ministers of the Member States met virtually on Monday.

Hydrogen from renewable sources can be an important element in limiting harmful emissions from transport and industry, the seven countries stressed.