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Southland can achieve net zero emissions by 2050 with hydrogen-powered transport

Southland can achieve net zero emissions by 2050 with hydrogen-powered transport

A new report published by Great South has revealed that Southland has the potential to meet the New Zealand Government’s net zero targets by 2050 with hydrogen mobility a key factor.

Th report “Net Zero Southland Report” outlines that transitioning heavy vehicle transportation from fossil fuels to hydrogen would result in significantly reducing carbon emissions whilst also projecting a key trend.

Within this key trend, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle uptake in the light and heavy class will grow and become a booming industry in the region – boosting the economy.

Despite this, the report suggests that hydrogen technology is still in its infancy, creating uncertainty around cost and efficiency improvements, with significant improvement in both areas required to be a viable commercial alternative.

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