To reach the EU’s ambitious climate targets and the desired scale-up of hydrogen, quick action is needed. The creation of an initial European-wide legislative framework for hydrogen will provide clarity to the hydrogen value chain and will set the direction for future development of the hydrogen market, enabling investments. This initial framework should enable the emergence of a dedicated hydrogen infrastructure and should facilitate the creation of a liquid and cross-border hydrogen market across Member States. Furthermore, the legislative framework should take into account the increasing integration of the gas and electricity sectors.
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