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- Kirsten Westphal
Hydrogen is unique among energy carriers due to its ability to unify. Geographically, the breadth of interest in hydrogen as an energy carrier is worldwide. There are—so far—no issues of geopolitical conflict or complexity involved. Countries across the world see hydrogen as either a tool to meet ambitious decarbonization goals or an opportunity for export. Can hydrogen deliver?
Europe is leading the way on low-carbon hydrogen targets and companies across the full value chain are already positioning for this future.
Decarbonizing the global economy requires significant investment. At the same time, the technologies needed to enable this goal still require both technical and commercial de-risking. With no single entity able to perform the heavy lifting associated with transitioning the energy system, what should the role of government be in accelerating this level of decarbonization? How can it support innovation to advance net zero goals? What synergies amongst ecosystem players can be leveraged to deliver these solutions?