EU’s Move to Replace Gas With Hydrogen Held Up by Red Tape

By Rachel Graham

09 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Important draft laws for green hydrogen projects are being held up due to regulatory uncertainty. Time is of the essence.

Europe’s move to green hydrogen, a potential substitute for natural gas, is being held up by European Union proposals relating to its production, according to an industry group.

A number of green hydrogen projects in Europe have already been put on hold or delayed by regulatory uncertainty, said Daryl Wilson, executive director of The Hydrogen Council, an industry group. The EU’s draft proposal on the matter was subject to public consultation in June, and is still a long way from becoming law.

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