Welcoming the Province of Groningen

The HyER President is pleased to announce that the province of Groningen (Netherlands) has joined HyER on the 1st of January.

The province of Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands, has developed strong policies to decarbonise the energy and transport sectors in the next years. The region has committed to only operate 100% green public transport buses ultimately by 2030. The province was also the first region in the Netherlands to commit to a CO2-neutral train system ultimately by 2050.

Electro-mobility and hydrogen are therefore a focus for the province for the transport and energy sectors. The province has launched a series of project pilots – By the end of 2017 two hydrogen buses will start operating in the province for instance. The province is also working on a pilot to test a hydrogen train. Please find more information about the province of Groningen here.

The province of Groningen indicated that they are looking forward to share the knowledge and experience of the region with the other HyER members. They would also like to gain knowledge on the different projects the other HyER members have undertaken. They are also looking forward to develop potential projects with HyER members.

The HyER President Councillor Crockett would like to warmly welcome the province of Groningen and hopes the collaboration between HyER and the province will be fruitful.