Hydrogen: Germany and Denmark intensify energy partnership

Germany and Denmark have agreed to cooperate more closely on energy policy.

Hydrogen: Germany and Denmark intensify energy partnership

Germany and Denmark have agreed to cooperate more closely on energy policy. The main focus is on building a hydrogen infrastructure.

Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) signed a declaration to this effect today in Copenhagen together with Danish Climate Minister Lars Aagaard. The aim is to build a hydrogen pipeline from western Denmark to Schleswig-Holstein by 2028.

"Green" hydrogen, which is produced on the basis of renewable energies from wind and sun, should play a key role in the climate-friendly conversion of production processes in industry. Germany wants to produce a lot of "green" hydrogen itself, but also has to import large quantities, as Habeck made clear. In addition to Denmark, Germany also wants to work closely with other countries. Habeck had agreed in Oslo that the infrastructure for a large-scale import of hydrogen from Norway to Germany should be in place by 2030.

Aagaard said Denmark has great potential to produce a lot of hydrogen. Habeck said they wanted to work even more strategically with Denmark. The agreement on hydrogen is an important step in connecting the energy systems. Germany has an "energy-hungry industry". The Green politician also referred to close cooperation in the expansion of wind turbines at sea.

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