The French Competition Authority delivers its first-ever analysis of the hydrogen sector by clearing a transaction (Storengy / DMSE)

At a time when the European Union and many Member States have just unveiled their hydrogen strategy, the French Competition Authority takes the lead in delivering the very first analysis of the emerging hydrogen sector in a merger control case. In addition, contrary to the well-established decisional practice, the decision also paves the way for the possible delineation of a market for the retail supply of renewable electricity. Recognizing the potential of clean hydrogen, the European Union as well as several EU Member States have recently unveiled their strategy in this sector, aiming at achieving a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and developing a new ecosystem. Although this sector is expected to attract massive investments to

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