Oct 8, 2020
Spain is prioritizing renewable hydrogen as a key element in its strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and stimulate a green economy. The country's Hydrogen Roadmap sets ambitious targets, including attaining 4 GW of electrolyser capacity by 2030, to decarbonize various sectors and address broader economic and environmental challenges.
Spain recognizes renewable hydrogen as a crucial sustainable solution for decarbonizing its economy, aiming to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and foster a green economy with high value-added. The nation envisions hydrogen as an efficient solution for decarbonizing sectors like hydrogen-intensive industry, long-distance heavy transport, maritime and rail transport, and aviation. Additionally, hydrogen's potential as an energy storage medium and for sector coupling is emphasized. To promote renewable hydrogen, Spain emphasizes the importance of creating environments conducive to its supply and demand, prioritizing projects linked to industrial end-use and mobility. The country's Hydrogen Roadmap outlines a vision for 2030 and 2050, setting ambitious targets, including achieving an installed capacity of 4 GW electrolysers by 2030. As an intermediate goal, by 2024, Spain aims to have an installed electrolyser capacity of between 300 and 600 MW. The Roadmap, which will be updated every three years, is a collaborative effort involving various economic agents, administrations, and citizens, reflecting Spain's commitment to addressing challenges like post-COVID-19 economic recovery, fair transition, demographic challenges, and the circular economy.
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