IRENA: Green hydrogen the potential energy transition gamechanger

As energy leaders from around the world meet for the 10th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), participants of a ministerial roundtable on hydrogen have identified hydrogen produced by renewable energy as a potential key accelerator of the energy transition and enabler for a wider global decarbonisation.

“Green hydrogen is gaining unprecedented political and business momentum, with a number of policies and projects expanding rapidly around the world,” said IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera at the opening on Saturday.

Providing the keynote to the ministerial, Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) underlined the important role of hydrogen for decarbonisation.

He said, “Hydogen can help overcome many difficult energy challenges. It can decarbonise hart-to-abate-sectors like steel, chemicals, tucks ships and planes.”

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