The Department’s decision to initiate a National Hydrogen Policy is welcome and timely.
Chambers Ireland has been calling for a greater government focus on this area since 2019. We strongly believe that Ireland is in a unique position to benefit from the hydrogen aspect of the Green Transition. Given our extensive Exclusive Economic Area, our sea territory offers us access to enormous volumes of renewable energy.
Ireland also has an enormous opportunity to become a key cog in the European energy network through the supply of compressed Hydrogen and Ammonia to that market. The demand from the European market will be orders of magnitude greater than our highest possible domestic demand, and so should be the key focus of the national Hydrogen strategy.
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