Author: Maciej Giers
Institution: University of Warsaw (Poland)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0870-9458
Published online: 20 June 2022
Final submission: 5 November 2021
Printed issue: June 2022
Source: Show
Page no: 8
Pages: 112-119
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy202219
PDF: ppsy/51/ppsy202219_9.pdf

The article aims to analyse the potential role that hydrogen could play in the post-pandemic recovery of Portugal and its climate policy. The article focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating new workplaces. The basis for analysis is the Portuguese hydrogen strategy, published in May 2020 and other strategic documents. In the first part of the article, climate goals adopted by the European Union and Portugal are described and analysed. Then the hydrogen strategy of Portugal was analysed from the perspective of hydrogen contribution to the emission reduction by 2030. The article describes the role of hydrogen in the Portuguese economy, paying particular attention to the 2020–2030 horizon, but also covers a period till 2040. The second part analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the Portuguese economy. Based on the International Energy Agency’s estimates, the potential for creating new workplaces is described.

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