Schwerin (dpa / mv) - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania wants to support the development of a hydrogen economy with 560 million euros. With the shares of the companies involved, investments totaling 700 million euros can be expected, said Finance Minister Heiko Geue (SPD) on Thursday in a special session of the state parliament in Schwerin.
The production of hydrogen is seen as a way of storing the electricity from the sun and wind, which does not occur evenly. However, energy is required for the production itself.
The special session was called to launch a supplementary budget for 2023. Without new debt, the budget is expected to increase by 508 million to 10.3 billion euros. In addition to the co-financing of the federal aid packages, the expansion of housing benefit and the 49-euro ticket, a state hardship fund of 100 million euros is also planned, as well as funding for the development of a hydrogen industry.