Toronto — In a win for renewable energy and a loss for fossil fuels, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced today the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance.
This is alongside a new deal between Nova Scotia’s EverWinds Fuels and Germany-based Uniper to purchase renewable hydrogen from EverWinds’ ammonia and hydrogen facility in Point Tupper, which will run on a mix of electricity and wind power. Greenpeace supports the use of hydrogen created from renewable energy for use in industrial and other applications that are otherwise difficult to decarbonize.
Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada senior energy strategist, said:
“There’s something beautiful about wind power from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia blowing away petro-power in Europe. Fossil fuels are at the core of the current conflicts in Europe and around the world, whether they are paying for weapons or fueling climate disasters. So it is great they’re signing a deal proving renewable energy is the way forward even though they can’t quite bring themselves to shut the door completely on LNG just yet.”
Brandon Wei, Communications officer, Greenpeace Canada
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Keith Stewart, Senior energy strategist, Greenpeace Canada
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