The European Union is reportedly planning a deal with Namibia to support the country’s nascent green hydrogen sector and boost its own imports of the fuel, EU and Namibian officials said, as the bloc works to reduce its dependence on Russian energy. Reuters reports that under the plan, the EU would sign a memorandum of understanding with Namibia on hydrogen and minerals at the UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt in November with National Planning Commissioner, Obeth Kandjoze, confirming to the news agency that work was underway for a deal on green hydrogen, but said nothing about minerals. The European Commission meanwhile declined to comment on the possible deal, but said it was working on green hydrogen projects in Namibia.