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Uniper Ceo Unhappy And Impatient with Germany Government on Hydrogen Roadmap

By May 4, 2020 5   min read  (835 words)

May 4, 2020 |

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The federal government’s hydrogen strategy has still not been adopted, so when will the wait end and how long will it last?

The CEO of the Uniper Group wants to push the issue of hydrogen, but Andreas Schierbeck has become impatient. “This requires a clear political signal, ” said Schierenbeck. “We are ready to move to a hydrogen economy, but the policy framework is missing and the economy is waiting for a signal.”

uniper ceo klaus schaefer origin1 f401x180 1475675575The National Hydrogen Strategy, which the Federal Government originally wanted to adopt last year, has not yet been finalized. The contentious issues between the ministries have largely been resolved, but the decision of the Federal Cabinet has been postponed several times. Government officials now say the cabinet will approve the strategy as soon as possible, with a May deadline highly likely.

Schierbeck points to examples of other countries that have implemented a hydrogen strategy such as the dutch, “The Dutch, for example, have developed and implemented an ambitious strategy”.

“Germany has lost pace in recent months and the risks of being left behind are high “, says the Uniper boss. As for Schierenbeck, it has been discussed for too long, and Germany’s role as a global pioneer in the development of renewable energy needs to be revised.

To show its commitment to hydrogen, Uniper and Siemens recently announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of projects on the decarbonization of power generation and promoting sector coupling.

Read Further: Siemens and Uniper Join Forces to Decarbonize Power Generation Using “Green Hydrogen”

Uniper has been in the process of reorganizing its offers and services relating to energy efficiency since October.

“The public discourse surrounding climate change has become even more intensive over the past year, and the rising cost of CO2 emissions is constantly increasing the pressure on the industry. Our customers are increasingly asking for other solutions offered in the Uniper portfolio, such as guarantees of origin for electricity and power purchase agreements for renewables or green hydrogen,” explains Fabienne Twelemann, Head of the EnEff team at Uniper, as she outlines the company’s approach.

 

The federal government’s hydrogen strategy has still not been adopted, so when will the wait end and how long will it last?

The CEO of the Uniper Group wants to push the issue of hydrogen, but if Andreas Schierbeck becomes impatient, who will behave? This also requires a clear political signal, “Schierenbeck told Handelsblatt. We are ready to move to a hydrogen economy, but the policy framework is missing and the economy is waiting for a signal.

The National Hydrogen Strategy, which the Federal Government originally wanted to adopt last year, has not yet been finalised. The contentious issues between the ministries have largely been resolved, but the decision of the Federal Cabinet has been postponed several times. Government officials now say the cabinet will approve the strategy as soon as possible, with a May deadline highly likely.

The Dutch, for example, have developed and implemented an ambitious strategy, which has not yet been fully implemented in Germany, according to the head of UNIPER.

Germany has lost pace in recent months and the risk of being left behind is high, says the Uniper boss. As for Schierenbeck, it has been discussed for too long, and Germany’s role as a global pioneer in the development of renewable energy needs to be revised.

Schierenbeck criticizes that Germany, which in the end became too slow, has never been as fast as it is today, and that other countries are now ahead of Germany.

The federal government’s hydrogen strategy has still not been adopted, so when will the wait end and how long will it last?

The CEO of the Uniper Group wants to push the issue of hydrogen, but if Andreas Schierbeck becomes impatient, who will behave? This also requires a clear political signal, “Schierenbeck told Handelsblatt. We are ready to move to a hydrogen economy, but the policy framework is missing and the economy is waiting for a signal.

The National Hydrogen Strategy, which the Federal Government originally wanted to adopt last year, has not yet been finalised. The contentious issues between the ministries have largely been resolved, but the decision of the Federal Cabinet has been postponed several times. Government officials now say the cabinet will approve the strategy as soon as possible, with a May deadline highly likely.

The Dutch, for example, have developed and implemented an ambitious strategy, which has not yet been fully implemented in Germany, according to the head of UNIPER.

Germany has lost pace in recent months and the risk of being left behind is high, says the Uniper boss. As for Schierenbeck, it has been discussed for too long, and Germany’s role as a global pioneer in the development of renewable energy needs to be revised.

Schierenbeck criticizes that Germany, which in the end became too slow, has never been as fast as it is today, and that other countries are now ahead of Germany.

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