Understanding Global Hydrogen Strategies – Strengthening Clean Hydrogen Opportunities
Across the globe, 15 countries have already announced their official national hydrogen strategies, while several others have announced roadmaps and official statements to establish their domestic hydrogen ecosystem. Although in the past there was significant interest in developing a hydrogen economy, absence of affordable renewable energy (RE) and urgency to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors were hindering the case for hydrogen’s deployment. Decreasing costs due to advancements in RE and electrolyzer technologies, and the impetus to decarbonize economies can now enable a cost efficient and feasible transition to hydrogen. Capability to produce hydrogen is seen as a strong element of energy security, and thus countries are aiming to establish themselves as pioneers across the hydrogen value chain. Countries are adopting an array of policy, regulatory, and financial mechanisms to enable supply-demand frameworks for establishing their hydrogen ecosystems.
Through the Global Hydrogen Strategies webinar, we aim to foster discussions on the following questions:
- What are some of the policies and regulatory mechanisms commonly utilized across countries while framing their hydrogen strategies?
- What factors are driving the hydrogen colour conundrum and how could a colour-bias risk premature exclusion of certain hydrogen production technologies?
- Understanding the importance of demand-pull mechanisms and policy perspectives?
- What could be some of the learnings from the renewables and battery manufacturing sectors to avoid ‘green colonialism’ across the manufacturing sector and support the development of hydrogen value chain?
- How can countries leverage their existing and future bilateral partnerships to accelerate hydrogen deployment across continents at cost-competitive levels? How could legislative commitments solidify strategy adoption and implementation?
- What could be some of the specific fiscal measures and interventions countries could adopt to accelerate execution of hydrogen project pipeline globally?
About the webinar
WRI India has carried out preliminary research to understand some of the common policy manoeuvres/instruments currently supporting the development of niche hydrogen ecosystems globally and would aim to further solidify these understandings through this webinar.
- Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
- Dr. Fiona Simon, CEO, Australia Hydrogen Council
- Dr. Karen Landmark, Chair of Board of Directors, Greenstat Norway
- Ohira Eiji, Director General of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Office, NEDO
- Pawan Mulukutla, Director, Clean Mobilty and Energy Tech, WRI India (Moderator)