The European Commission announced last week the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration which is part of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonize all sectors of the economy, to accelerate greenhouse gas emission reductions and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. This initiative was announced along with the EU Hydrogen Strategy.
Both strategies are also in line with the European Green Deal.
With the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration, the European Union seeks to create a framework so that the energy system is planned and operated as a whole. The strategy has three pillars: a more circular energy system, to increase the direct electrification, this includes buildings, transport and the industry, and promoting clean fuels such as renewable hydrogen.
As part of the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration, legislation will be revised, financial support will be provided and there will be also a focus on research and deployment of new technologies.
“With 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions coming from energy, we need a paradigm shift to reach our 2030 and 2050 targets. The EU’s energy system has to become better integrated, more flexible and able to accommodate the cleanest and most cost-effective solutions. Hydrogen will play a key role in this, as falling renewable energy prices and continuous innovation make it a viable solution for a climate-neutral economy,” said Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson.