How Hydrogen Power Can Help Combat Climate Change

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Indranil Ghosh shares the second instalment of a two-part series on hydrogen power and how it can help countries meet Net Zero targets.

Before we get into the topic of hydrogen again, I’d like to invite you to listen to my webinar on “The Future of ESG Investing” tomorrow at 10am EST. The webinar is hosted by GlobalWonks, a global research network headquartered in Washington DC. The details are in the flyer below.

In Part 2 of our series on the hydrogen economy, Indranil speaks with Ad Van Wijk, sustainable energy entrepreneur and part-time Professor Future Energy Systems at TU Delft, the Netherlands.

Governments around the world are increasingly feeling the heat and are enacting ‘Net Zero’ emissions targets. The sense of urgency only seems to have been heightened by the pandemic. As part of its European Green Deal agenda, the European Union for example is targeting 55% emissions reductions by 2030 and net zero emissions (which will be enshrined by law) by 2050.

These targets are highly ambitious. Just phasing out fossil fuels and installing renewable energy like wind and solar will still leave us far away from reaching these goals, as the International Energy Agency has argued. Indeed, both the IEA and EU believe developing the hydrogen economy is critical to reaching Net Zero.

 

Key points covered in this interview include:

  • Why hydrogen holds so much promise for decarbonization
  • Why Northern Netherlands is a strategic hub for hydrogen power
  • Cost of production

 

Read the full article and access the interview, Why Hydrogen Power Is Critical to Combating Climate Change (part two), on LinkedIn.