Canada, Germany, Sign Green Hydrogen Deal

August 23, 2022


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an economic conference in Toronto on Tuesday. They were then expected to travel to Newfoundland to sign deals for Germany to import green hydrogen from Canada.

The trip to Canada, Scholz’s first as chancellor, comes as Germany looks for ways to reduce its reliance on Russian gas.

At a press briefing in Toronto Tuesday, Scholz said Canada was the partner of choice, as Germany moves away from Russian energy imports at “warp speed.”

“Your country has almost boundless potential to become a superpower in sustainable energy and sustainable resource production,” he said.

The pair also said they would discuss the possibility of Germany buying Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG).

To that end, Trudeau said on Monday that “we are looking at every possible different way to help out the German people and Europeans in the short term as they face a real challenge this coming winter.”

“Canada will play a very, very central role in the development of green hydrogen,” Scholz said at the same joint press conference. “That’s why we’re very happy that we can also take this opportunity to expand our partnership in this field.”


2 Responses to “Canada, Germany, Sign Green Hydrogen Deal”

  1. The obvious question is why doesn’t Germany electrolyze water using green energy in Germany? Why go to the expense of processing it in Canada and ship it across the very same water it could be created from in Germany?

  2. The pair also said they would discuss the possibility of Germany buying Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG).

    This is obviously the real story. The hydrogen is just smoke and mirrors. Does anyone really believe there is any practical or economic (not to mention actually demonstrated) way of shipping hydrogen from Canada to Germany?

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