The global climate emergency requires immediate actions – and there isn’t a “silver bullet” solution to the crisis. Both renewable power generation and green gases – such as hydrogen and biomethane – will need to be deployed, at scale, as soon as possible.
Both options have their advantages and disadvantages against different demand sectors. Renewable power from wind and solar is truly green at the point of generation, whereas hydrogen must be produced from another primary energy source. Battery technology isn’t yet mature in terms of scale and cost to provide a solution for dispatchable power and system resilience, and is unlikely to be sufficiently developed within the required current timeframes. Hydrogen stores energy indefinitely until it is needed and provides a solution to the ‘hard to electrify’ end use demands, such as heavy transport, space heating and some industrial applications.
Running from October 18-27 – on the approach to the much-publicised UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow – the Decarbonised Gas Alliance (DGA) Roadshow will demonstrate that these society essentials such as industry, transport and heat can decarbonise using hydrogen.
A hydrogen car will be making its way around the country, visiting multiple ground-breaking projects along its route, as part of #GettingNetZeroDone.
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