Germany names hydrogen the hero of its post-coal future

Germany's Minister for Research Anja Karliczek is leading the development of the country's hydrogen industry.
Germany’s Minister for Research Anja Karliczek is leading the development of the country’s hydrogen industry.Credit:Getty

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Australian wind and solar farms could help Germany phase out its use of coal under a major export deal which also promises to create thousands of new jobs. Europe’s largest economy has identified Australia as a potential supplier of the vast quantities of hydrogen needed to decarbonise its heavy industry in order to adhere to the Paris climate accord and to achieve Chancellor Angela Merkel’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

Germany names hydrogen the hero of its post-coal future