Joint Declaration on Stationary Fuel Cells for Green Buildings
Hydrogen Europe is happy to support the Joint Declaration on Stationary Fuel Cells for Green Buildings.
Industry and stakeholders from the energy sector launched the Joint Declaration on Stationary Fuel Cells for Green Buildings to draw attention to the tremendous potential of stationary fuel cells to decarbonise the buildings sector. The signatories acknowledge that households and small businesses will play a vital role in the energy transition. With heating and cooling in buildings responsible for 36% of carbon emissions in Europe, they call for action to reduce our carbon footprint in the buildings sector with efficient, renewable and decentralised smart energy solutions.
The signatories of the joint declaration stress that stationary fuel cells can deliver a great contribution to the EU’s climate and energy objectives today and in the future, as part of a package of technology and market solutions tailored to residential and commercial buildings. According to them, stationary fuel cells are at a critical stage in market adoption. Production and market uptake need to be increased and consumer and supply chain awareness must improve.
Stationary fuel cells reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and local air pollution. They can be connected to the gas grid or installed off grid, but they use hydrogen to efficiently produce heat and power and will increasingly run on renewable hydrogen or synthetic gases. Their deployment will help transform Europeans from energy consumers to energy ‘prosumers’ (producer-consumers), putting them at the centre of a future decentralised energy system.
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