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RWE calls for clarity on hydrogen transport

German utility warns state plans to regulate gas and H2 networks separately will hinder integration

German utility RWE, one of Europe’s biggest players in hydrogen, today urged governments and the EU to provide clarity on how the transport of hydrogen will be regulated. “Without it, it will be impossible to ramp up the hydrogen industry in Germany and the EU in general,” said RWE chief executive Rolf Martin Schmitz today. He warned that German plans to separately design, regulate and finance the country’s gas and hydrogen networks would hinder integration of the two industries. “Without [clarity], it will be impossible to ramp up the hydrogen industry in Germany and the EU in general” Schmitz, RWE “There are also uncertainties regarding the extent of the expected grid fees

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