Clean hydrogen is enjoying unprecedented political and business momentum, with the number of policies and projects around the world expanding rapidly. Further acceleration of efforts is critical to ensuring a significant share of hydrogen in the energy system in the coming decades.
The G20 Karuizawa Innovation Action Plan on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, released on 16th June 2019, calls on the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to develop the analysis of potential pathways to a hydrogen-enabled clean energy future – noting that hydrogen as well as other synthetic fuels can play a major role in in the clean energy future, with a view to long-term strategies.
This report, titled Hydrogen: A Renewable Energy Perspective, has been prepared and published in response. Launched on the occasion of the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting on 25th September 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, it provides a more in-depth perspective on the nexus between hydrogen and renewable energy and the scale up required to improve the economics of hydrogen energy adoption.Download Study