Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Monday, December 6th, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am EST for a high-level dialogue on opportunities for collaboration on hydrogen technologies and deployment between the United States and the European Union, featuring keynote remarks from Henrik Hololei, the European Commission’s Director-General for Mobility and Transport, followed by a panel discussion with key policymakers on either side of the Atlantic and a period of open discussion.
The United States has an excellent opportunity to become a leader on hydrogen technology and deployment, with resources for clean hydrogen production and a plethora of potential decarbonizing applications, from heavy industry to long distance transportation. Policymakers have not embraced hydrogen as a clean solution yet, however, and few policies are in place that support hydrogen deployment. Across the Atlantic, the European Commission has committed both political and economic capital to hydrogen energy solutions as a major component of the European Green Deal. And while the United States has lagged in policy ambition and development, private actors across the United States are beginning to accelerate the hydrogen economy through significant investments and major new projects. As the United States begins to increase its ambitions and the European Union moves forward with its plans, transatlantic coordination will become critical to successfully and quickly scaling a clean hydrogen economy on either side of the Atlantic. Because of the uniquely complementary hydrogen capabilities in the United States and Europe and their shared interest in developing technologies for the production and use of the fuel, hydrogen can play a role in revitalizing transatlantic cooperation under the Biden Administration.
This dialogue will launch a new Atlantic Council project that aims to bring together energy leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss key challenges and opportunities for hydrogen development and to identify synergies between the United States’ and Europe’s hydrogen development plans. Through this program, the GEC will provide a forum for policymakers, leading energy innovators, and business leaders to help develop and amplify hydrogen policy and financing solutions to drive the global energy transition.
This workshop is a private, off-the-record event, and Chatham House rules apply. It will be held on the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. Please register to receive zoom information for the event.