Germany, Canada partner on transatlantic hydrogen trade



The leaders of Canada and Germany signed a green hydrogen deal on Tuesday, laying a path for a transatlantic supply chain as Europe seeks to lessen its dependence on Russian energy.

"It's a vote of confidence for Canada as a leader in clean energy," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a joint press conference with visiting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Russia has slashed its energy exports to Europe in response to punishing Western sanctions over the Russian-Ukraine conflict, forcing countries to scramble for alternatives.