Jun 7, 2023
Greece aims to produce 3,500 GWh of hydrogen by 2030, powered by renewable energy sources, to replace natural gas and petroleum in various sectors. The strategy, backed by a dedicated committee, envisions significant environmental and economic benefits, including reduced carbon emissions, decreased oil and gas imports, and substantial investments in the hydrogen supply chain.
The document details Greece's vision for hydrogen's role in its energy future. By 2030, Greece aims to produce 3,500 GWh of hydrogen using 750 MW of electrolysis capacity powered by 3 GW of renewable energy. This hydrogen will primarily replace natural gas and petroleum in various sectors. A committee has projected the strategy's impacts, including a 1.5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a decrease in oil and gas imports by 10%, and investments ranging between 3-4 billion euros in the hydrogen supply chain. The strategy also outlines the potential for hydrogen in transportation, including buses, trucks, cars, trains, and ships, as well as in other applications like backup power systems and cogeneration units. The Greek government is committed to supporting this transition through various financial mechanisms and sees hydrogen as a key player in achieving its environmental and economic goals.
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