Ireland and Germany sign agreement on green hydrogen

Move follows the ESB conducting research into developing the fuel for use in electricity generation

Eamon Ryan, the minister for the environment, has targeted Cork as a key location for developing green hydrogen. Picture: Sam Boal/

Eamonn Ryan, the Minister for the Environment, has signed a cooperation agreement with Germany to explore the development of green hydrogen, marking “a vote of confidence in Ireland’s energy potential”, the Minister said.

The Business Post reported last week that the ESB was conducting research into the technology, which could allow for a much lower carbon stable power base, to compliment the large volume of renewable wind and solar due to come on stream in ...