International

Many major global economies have assessed their positions on the role of hydrogen in their future energy systems and released dedicated hydrogen strategies, roadmaps or preliminary guidelines. These countries include Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Chile, France, Canada, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom to name a few. The European Commission has released a hydrogen strategy and, in the case of the United States, the Department of Energy has released its Hydrogen Program Plan.

Several economies have released energy or climate-related policy statements that include hydrogen as a key focus area and in China key provinces have announced policies of various types that include hydrogen-supporting scopes.

A comprehensive catalogue of key global hydrogen policy documents (dedicated or highly relevant for hydrogen industry development) is provided in the table below. The catalogue focusses on official releases, including where Government is a partner in its preparation or has commissioned a study.

Summary points can be accessed by clicking on the specific jurisdiction. The information is current as of August 2021. A number of countries have indicated they are preparing dedicated hydrogen strategy documents or similar for release in 2021, including Saudi Arabia.

Several documents make reference to future associated releases (e.g. implementation roadmaps) and these will also be added on release.

Jurisdiction Key Documents Type Release Date
Australia Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy National Strategy November 2019
Canada Hydrogen Strategy for Canada National Strategy December 2020
Canada – Alberta Natural Gas Vision and Strategy Regional Vision / Strategy October 2020
Canada – British Columbia B.C. Hydrogen Strategy Strategy July 2021
Canada – Ontario Ontario Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy – Discussion Paper Discussion Paper November 2020
Canada – Quebec Study on the Techno-Economic Potential of the Development of Quebec’s Hydrogen Sector and its Potential for the Energy Transition Report August 2020
Chile National Green Hydrogen Strategy National Strategy November 2020
China Energy Law of the People’s Republic of China (draft for comment) / China Fuel Cell Subsidy Policy Legal System / Policy Statement April 2020 / September 2020
Colombia National Roadmap for Colombia National Roadmap (draft) August 2021
European Commission A Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate-Neutral Europe Supranational Strategy July 2020
Finland National Hydrogen Roadmap for Finland National Roadmap November 2020
France National Strategy for the Development of Decarbonised and Renewable Hydrogen in France National Strategy September 2020
Germany The National Hydrogen Strategy National Strategy June 2020
Germany – Bavaria Bavarian Hydrogen Strategy Regional Strategy May 2020
Germany – North Coastal States Hydrogen Strategy for North Germany Regional Strategy November 2019
Germany – North Rhine-Westphalia Hydrogen Roadmap: North Rhine-Westphalia Regional Roadmap November 2020
Italy National Hydrogen Strategy Preliminary Guidelines Preliminary Guidelines November 2020
Japan Basic Hydrogen Strategy / The Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells National Strategy / National Roadmap December 2017 / March 2019
The Netherlands Government Strategy on Hydrogen National Strategy April 2020
New Zealand A Vision for Hydrogen in New Zealand Vision September 2019
Norway The Norwegian Government’s Hydrogen Strategy National Strategy June 2020
Poland Draft Polish Hydrogen Strategy until 2030 with an Outlook until 2040 Draft National Strategy January 2021
Portugal Portugal National Hydrogen Strategy National Strategy July 2020
Republic of Korea (South Korea) Hydrogen Economy Roadmap of Korea National Roadmap January 2019
Russia Roadmap for Development of Hydrogen Energy for 2020-2024 / Concept for the Development of Hydrogen Energy in Russia National Roadmap / Policy Statement October 2020 / August 2021
Spain Hydrogen Roadmap – A Commitment to Renewable Energy National Roadmap October 2020
Ukraine Draft Roadmap for Production and Use of Hydrogen in Ukraine Draft Roadmap March 2021
United Kingdom The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution / UK Hydrogen Strategy Policy Statement / National Hydrogen Strategy November 2020 / August 2021
United Kingdom – Scottish Government Scottish Government Hydrogen Policy Statement Policy Statement December 2020
United States Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program Plan / DOE Office of Fossil Energy – Hydrogen Strategy: Enabling a Low-Carbon Economy R&D Programs November 2020 / July 2020
United States – California The California Fuel Cell Revolution: A Vision for Advancing Economic, Social and Environmental Priorities Vision July 2018