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Portugal National Hydrogen Strategy

Jul 8, 2020

Portugal's National Hydrogen Plan emphasizes the country's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and highlights the pivotal role of green hydrogen in this transition. The strategy sets specific targets for the integration of green hydrogen in various sectors by 2030 and underscores its potential in promoting a sustainable and decarbonized economy.

The document titled "Diário da República, 1.ª série" from August 14, 2020, is a resolution from the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Portugal, which approves the National Hydrogen Plan. The resolution emphasizes Portugal's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, as outlined in the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap 2050 (RNC2050). To meet this goal, Portugal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85-90% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. The strategy highlights the central role of green hydrogen in the energy transition, viewing it as an efficient solution for promoting the energy transition and as an opportunity for economic, industrial, scientific, and technological development within the European framework. Portugal aims to be at the forefront of the energy transition, focusing on renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and benefits for energy consumers. The National Hydrogen Strategy (EN-H2) aims to provide stability and incentives for the energy sector, promoting the gradual introduction of green hydrogen as a sustainable pillar in a broader decarbonization strategy. The strategy sets specific targets for 2030, including the injection of 10-15% green hydrogen into natural gas networks, 2-5% green hydrogen consumption in the industrial sector, and the establishment of 50-100 hydrogen refueling stations. The document underscores the potential of green hydrogen in various sectors, including industry, transport, and energy storage, and its role in achieving national renewable energy consumption goals. The strategy will be monitored by the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology (DGEG) and will be reviewed every five years.


In summary, Portugal's National Hydrogen Plan emphasizes the country's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and highlights the pivotal role of green hydrogen in this transition. The strategy sets specific targets for the integration of green hydrogen in various sectors by 2030 and underscores its potential in promoting a sustainable and decarbonized economy.


Read the plan in portuguese here:


Portugal's National Hydrogen Plan
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