Press release

Nucleareurope highlights benefits of EU-based hydrogen production

May 22, 2024 | Press Release

Brussels, 22 May 2024: nucleareurope has issued a position paper outlining the benefits which EU-based hydrogen production can bring in terms of energy sovereignty and industrial competitiveness. In addition, the paper puts forward a series of recommendations for policymakers highlighting what needs to be done to support the production of clean hydrogen in the EU.

“Domestic production of hydrogen can help solve some of the challenges which the EU is facing in terms of energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic competitiveness” states Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope Director General. “Reimagining how hydrogen, a versatile and clean energy carrier, can play an important leading role in transforming the energy system is key in this respect.”

In order to support the deployment of domestic hydrogen production nucleareurope recommends that the EU focus on:

  • Encourage a diversified approach to hydrogen production that recognizes the potential of all net-zero technologies.
  • Emphasise the importance of energy sovereignty in the context of hydrogen production.
  • Develop policies to support the growth of domestic hydrogen industries, recognising their role in reindustrialisation and job creation.
  • Advocate for strategic investments in infrastructure that support domestic hydrogen production, storage, and distribution, and
  • Allocate resources for research and development initiatives focused on improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of hydrogen production technologies, including nuclear-based methods.

Click here to download the position paper.


About us: nucleareurope is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe.
The membership of nucleareurope is made up of 15 national nuclear associations and through these associations, nucleareurope represents nearly 3,000 European companies working in the industry and supporting around 1,100,000 jobs.

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