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Decarbonizing EU’s Economies: A Hydrogen Strategy for the Green Deal Good Morning Live Stream Discussion

EU’s carbon neutrality objective requires to decarbonize all sectors and notably, all gases. Decarbonized hydrogen has now been recognized as a critical element of a carbon neutral economy and energy system. The EU should aim for global leadership in this field while Japan, California or China already showcase strong developments. 

This Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtable will debate EU's hydrogen strategy for the Green Deal and the multiple role hydrogen should play: What end-uses notably in industry, residential or transport will be needed, where and when? What are the supply and infrastructure side implications and realistic options in the EU and beyond? What segments of the value chain are critical? How to do the scale up to ensure the lowest costs and a coordinated supply, demand and regional planning approach? How best to plan for the smart interplay with the electricity and gas sectors? What needs to be done at EU, Member state, industry and regional levels?


  • Cédric Philibert, Senior Associate Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri
  • François-Xavier Olivieri, Executive Vice President, Hydrogen Business Unit, Engie
  • Kilian Crone, Senior Expert, Mobility, Alternative Fuels, German Energy Agency (dena)
  • Pierre-Etienne Franc, Vice President, Hydrogen Energy, Air Liquide / Hydrogen Council Secretary
  • Diana Warnecke, Senior Manager Energy and Climate Policy, BASF Group
  • Christian Weinberger, Senior Advisor - Advanced Industrial Technologies - Hydrogen Coordinator at the European Commission - DG Grow

Moderator: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri


Live Stream Conference - The day before the debate, registered individuals will receive a link to join the session


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For more information on the debate, please contact Cécile De Cordier: decordier@ifri.org

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