Namibian President Hage Geingob said the US is missing out on a chance to invest in green hydrogen projects and mineral resources in the southern African nation, while the European Union is showing great interest. German officials visited Namibia in December and considered investing there as they search for new energy sources to address a transition to cleaner technologies and compensate for a cut-off from Russian gas supplies since the invasion of Ukraine. The hydrogen projects are at a planning stage, while oil discoveries are still undergoing an appraisal process to determine whether they are commercially viable.