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Is hydrogen changing the power dynamics in the energy world?

As the EU tries to finalize its hydrogen rules, Asian countries are moving fast to secure deliveries, and the US is committing money to set up local supply chains. Can the Middle East collaborate with both continents?

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Four years after Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris climate accord, his successor Joe Biden has put the country firmly back in the fight against climate change. He has unveiled an ambitious plan that aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. To do this, Biden plans to boost the development of hydrogen. Most of the hydrogen consumed today is extracted from fossil fuels. But in California, researchers, manufacturers and startups are trying to implant carbon-free or "green" hydrogen, which would be a revolutionary step forward. Our correspondents report.
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The first official delivery of hydrogen from the United Arab Emirates has arrived in Hamburg. Germany hopes the fuel will help replace coal and natural gas in energy-intensive industries.