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18  Spring 2017 European Energy Innovation


What future for hydrogen

in shipping?

By Gesine Meissner, MEP (pictured)

In 2015, approximately 1.8 billion       confirm that shipping is a fundamental   As the president of the European
      tonnes of goods were transported   part of the EU’s transportation system.  Parliament's intergroup for Seas,
      by ships within the area of the    At the same time, the sector remains     Rivers, Islands and Costal Areas
      EU, Norway, Iceland, and Turkey    a major emitter of greenhouse gases      (SEARICA) and a member of the
 – representing a significantly higher   with negative consequences for the       Transport Committee, I am facing
 amount of goods in comparison to air    decarbonisation of Europe’s transport    the challenge of strengthening
 transport (Eurostat, 2016). Statistics  sector.                                  the EU's maritime economy and

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