Germany and Italy to source green hydrogen from North Africa and build pipeline across the Alps

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  • Germany and Italy have agreed to expand cooperation in the field of energy, in order to strengthen long-term supply security and to promote transformation.

The two countries have agreed to expand their energy ties with a hydrogen pipeline across the Alps to transporting gases, mainly hydrogen, from North Africa to Northern Europe. “It is particularly important to expand the Southern Corridor for gas and hydrogen,” said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, during a press conference this week with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. “With a new pipeline across the Alps, we want to increase the security of supply of both our countries.” The corridor will expand cross-border gas pipeline infrastructure and allow Europe to import 10 million tons of hydrogen by 2030. He added that there were also plans to conclude a German-Italian gas solidarity agreement in a timely manner.

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