PU Europe joins a broad coalition warning the EU on a potential direct use of hydrogen to decarbonise buildings

A broad coalition of 33 businesses, industry associations, NGOs, and think tanks urge the European Commission to prioritise available efficient and sustainable solutions to decarbonise Europe’s building stock and avoiding the direct use of hydrogen for this purpose.

While it is true that renewable hydrogen can play a role in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors, its direct use for heating on a large scale is problematic because it comes with many uncertainties linked to the scalability, costs of its production and inefficiencies, the letter says.

To optimise the process of heat decarbonisation in the medium and long-term, the EU should favour energy efficiency options as they can immediately deliver real carbon savings, while accommodating a growing share of renewable sources.

To access the open letter sent to the European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, please click here