EU Commission approves Dutch State Aid for hydrogen production

Late 2020 recorded the publication at European level of significant documents and decisions in relation to hydrogen. In particular, following the Hydrogen Strategy implemented by the Commission in July 2020[1], on 11 December the Council published its conclusions on the steps to be taken to create a hydrogen market for Europe[2], on 17 December an … Read more

Recent developments in the French hydrogen sector: the draft hydrogen ordinance

A French version of this article is available here. France set out in its 2020 hydrogen strategy ambitious goals of becoming a world-leader in the hydrogen sector. One important tool in furthering this strategy is the development of a clear regulatory scheme tailored to the H2 ecosystem. Recently, the Government published a draft hydrogen ordonnance … Read more

Summary: Revised TEN-E Regulation – future financing of European energy infrastructure

The European Commission has announced this week a proposed revision of the Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation (the TEN-E Regulation). The revision aims to bring European energy infrastructure in line with the EU’s new climate targets and the European Green Deal. Changes in technology and ambitions have required new infrastructure categories along with changes to … Read more

Joining the race to zero – UN launches Green Hydrogen Catapult

Aiming to drive down the cost of green hydrogen, the Green Hydrogen Catapult initiative launched by the UN on 8 December 2020 sees a coalition of global green hydrogen leaders come together with a target to deploy 25GW of renewables-based hydrogen production over the next six years. The Green Hydrogen Catapult coalition, which includes ACWA … Read more

Hydrogen – point 2 of the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan

Hydrogen is one of the ten points in the UK Government’s new plan for a “green industrial revolution” revealed on 18 November 2020. In 2021, the Government’s hydrogen strategy will be published which will set out business models and the revenue mechanism for private sector investment. There will also be a consultation on the Government’s … Read more

Renewable Energy in the 2020/21 Victorian State Budget

The 2020-2021 Victorian Budget will see an injection of Victorian Government capital to continue encouraging investment in renewable energy technologies across Victoria. The Victorian Government has announced that it will invest a total of $540 million over the next four years to establish six renewable energy zones (REZs) across Victoria. The REZ’s will be located … Read more

UK Government announces plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

Today the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the Government’s ten point plan for what it is calling the green industrial revolution. This is part of the blueprint for the UK to meet the legally-binding target to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The ten points of the plan are: Offshore wind – … Read more

Federal government investment in emerging technologies and funding changes for ARENA and CEFC

This week the Australian federal government announced a $1.9 billion funding package targeting new and emerging technologies for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). This provides important funding certainty to ARENA and CEFC and is expected to substantially assist in Australia’s energy transition towards a lower emissions energy … Read more