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Germany must accelerate hydrogen strategy – BDI

Industry federation calls for further incentives to drive demand and forging of international ties to secure imports

Germany’s largest industry federation, the BDI, has called on the government to speed up the execution of its hydrogen strategy and provide incentives to help drive demand. “More speed and more pragmatism are needed in implementing the strategy,” says Holger Losch, the BDI’s deputy managing director, in a statement marking one year since the strategy’s launch. Germany’s energy transition and hydrogen policy are under intense scrutiny domestically ahead of federal elections in September. The BDI is calling on the European Commission to allow hydrogen incentives to be allowed under state aid rules. “In addition to CO₂ price signals, other instruments are needed to increase demand and use of

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