Oxford Energy Podcast – EU Hydrogen Vision: regulatory opportunities and challenges
In this podcast James Henderson discusses a new OIES paper on the challenge for the EU to provide a suitable regulatory framework for its new Hydrogen Strategy with Alex Barnes and Katja Yafimava. The podcast first outlines a number of EU documents where the outlook and ambitions are discussed, before focussing on the main aims of the Hydrogen Strategy and its ultimate goal of encouraging renewable hydrogen while allowing some role for low-carbon hydrogen. The discussion addresses the financial and regulatory incentives that are being discussed to encourage investment, and also covers the prospects for infrastructure development and the rules that will need to be in place and adopted to achieve the EU goals. Finally, the question of whether the current gas regulations can be adapted to suit the development of a hydrogen market is posed, with the authors expressing the view that more radical change may be needed.
Blending , Direct support schemes , Energy System Integration Strategy , Hydrogen Strategy , Industrial Strategy , IPCEI , low-carbon hydrogen , PCI , Regulation , Regulatory carbon contracts for difference , Renewable hydrogen , state aid