Public consultations on the project “Polish Hydrogen Strategy” – the Ministry of Climate and Environment have started

Assumptions of the “Polish Hydrogen Strategy until 2030 with a perspective until 2040” presented at the press conference by Minister of Climate and Environment Michał Kurtyka, the Government Plenipotentiary for Hydrogen Sources Renewable Energy, Deputy Minister Ireneusz Zyska and State Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Government Plenipotentiary for Hydrogen Economy Krzysztof Kubów.

The project defines objectives and activities related to the development of national skills and technologies for the construction of a low-emission hydrogen economy. They relate to the three sectors of use of hydrogen – energy, transport and industry – as well as its production, its distribution and the necessary legal and financing developments.

“The ambition of the Government of the Republic of Poland is to develop strong national and local skills in the production of the key components of the hydrogen economy value chain and to use them to maintain the competitiveness of the Polish economy while respecting the environment and the climate. The implementation of the strategy will support a just energy transformation and lead to an increase in the importance of Polish technologies in Europe and in the world,” said Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment, announcing that the project had been submitted for public consultation. .

As Deputy Minister Ireneusz Zyska pointed out, the work on the “Polish Hydrogen Strategy” (SGP) is part of a broader action plan of the Government of the Republic of Poland related to an energy transition fair, which will allow the construction of a zero -energy emission system ensuring improved air quality.

“This is a key project of the Ministry of Climate and Environment, in line with the activities of the European Commission and our partners in the European Union in the field of building the European Green Deal. The implementation of the strategy will allow the Polish economy to enter a new perspective zone and will support the development of renewable energy sources,” added the Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources Ireneusz Zyska. .

The vision and overarching goal of PSW is to create the Polish branch of the hydrogen economy, including through the development of national patents and hydrogen technologies and their use to achieve climate neutrality and maintain the competitiveness of the Polish economy.

“The hydrogen strategy drawn up by the government is a response to changes in the European and global energy landscape, marked by a technological race in the field of innovative methods of production, transport and use of hydrogen. Poland’s participation in this race is of strategic importance for the future of the national industry, energy and transport, which have been identified in the project as priority areas for the use of hydrogen.” , emphasized Krzysztof Kubów, State Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Chancellery. .

“We are at a historic moment in the creation of a new branch of the economy. We count on the active participation of society in this process. In particular, we encourage representatives of the scientific and business worlds to participate in the public consultations. The industry position will improve the document and have a significant impact on the final shape of the strategy, Minister Kurtyka summed up.

About PSW

The draft “Polish Hydrogen Strategy” indicates 6 necessary objectives to be achieved:

  • Objective 1 – implementation of hydrogen technologies in the energy sector;
  • Objective 2 – use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel in transport;
  • Objective 3 – support the decarbonisation of industry;
  • Objective 4 – production of hydrogen in new installations;
  • Objective 5 – efficient and safe distribution of hydrogen;
  • Objective 6 – creation of a stable regulatory environment.

The strategy foresees a total of 40 actions to achieve the set goals, aimed at using the Polish technological, scientific and research potential in the field of modern hydrogen technologies and the creation of the Polish branch of the hydrogen economy. hydrogen. The project determines the current state of the hydrogen market, outlines key technology and market barriers, and outlines the directions in which the market should develop so that it can operate at a scale to compete with conventional fuels over the of the next decade.

Comments and opinions on the project can be submitted on the attached form within 30 days from the date of submission of the project for public consultation at the following address: Hydrogen@klimat.gov.pl.

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