News Digest Item
04 Apr 2018

Lower Saxony says turning power into hydrogen essential to meet climate goals

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

Lower Saxony should become a “pioneer region” for storing excess wind power by converting it into hydrogen, the German federal state’s environment minister, Olaf Lies, told the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung. Lies argues that Germany needs power-to-gas technology to meet its climate targets and phase out coal. “We’ve arrived at a stage of the Energiewende where power production works well, but rational allocation of power is still lacking,” he said. The minister says Lower Saxony, Germany’s leading wind power state, needs financial assistance from the federal government to get “green hydrogen” off the ground. “It’s just like with every new technology – it doesn’t pay off at first.”

Read the article in German here (paywall).

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