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Hydrogen, miracle cure for Emmanuel Macron’s industrial and climatic “simultaneously”

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Hydrogen, miracle cure for Emmanuel Macron’s industrial and climatic “simultaneously”

Nov 16, 2021 • France 24

The development of decarbonized hydrogen is a battle for industry, for ecology and for sovereignty / Additional 1.9 billion euros will be devoted to this sector as part of the France 2030 investment plan

Decarbonized hydrogen must enable the green growth of the 21st century, said French President Emmanuel Macron on 15 Nov 2021, who is banking on this gas to win “at the same time” the industrial reconquest of the country and the climate battle.

Announcing that an additional 1.9 billion euros would be devoted to this sector as part of the France 2030 investment plan, Macron declared that the development of hydrogen was “a battle for industry, for ecology and for sovereignty “.

“A whole new continent is opening up before us,” added Mr. Macron, who sees mid-21st century France as a country of production of carbon-free hydrogen, a new source of energy that will replace petroleum, especially for heavy industry.

“If we know how to be leaders in the production of hydrogen, then we will build energy sovereignty,” insisted the President. This relies on French nuclear power, which does not emit CO2, to achieve this, unlike Germany, which bases its hydrogen plan on the import of photovoltaic electricity from hot countries.

The society of tomorrow “is not less consuming, it is not giving up activities, it is not giving up things, it is through innovation to succeed in reconciling the two” , he said.

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