WEC-Report: Analysis of International Hydrogen Strategies


Dr. Uwe Albrecht, Dr. Ulrich Bünger, Dr. Jan Michalski, Tetyana Raksha, Reinhold Wurster, Jan Zerhusen


World Energy Council Germany (Weltenergierat Deutschland e.V.)

Publication date

September 2020

In this study for the World Energy Council Germany, the LBST compares different international hydrogen strategies of selected countries.

Hydrogen can play a significant role in a future energy system. However, implementing hydrogen at relevant scale including its production, transport, distribution, and use requires governmental support as well as a beneficial policy and regulatory environment allowing for a positive economic outlook for industrial deployment.

As a result, major economies around the globe are currently assessing their position and are discussing, preparing, and agreeing on dedicated hydrogen strategies. Our study analyses government action for hydrogen in 16 countries (the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, China, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, California1, Russia, and Norway), and in the European Union. It focuses on the respective national goals, targeted sectors and infrastructures, current support measures, requirements on the hydrogen used, and achievements so far. The aim of the analysis is to provide an informed factual input to policy discussions and corporate decision-making.

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