We have ambitious, but equally imperative goals to meet in our efforts to combat climate change and a pressing need to overcome our dependence on fossil fuels.
The increasingly universal consensus is that to ultimately reach these greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets, large parts of our existing energy system need to be transitioned towards renewable energy, and hydrogen as a key part of that.
We need the political will to make the Hydrogen Economy a success story, and this is gradually being realised. We need government funding for research and development and for projects that demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen use in the mobility and energy sectors, as well as simplified approval procedures for hydrogen applications to match.
We also need industry worldwide to contribute its fair share and make a stronger commitment to hydrogen. Again, this is something that is increasingly being achieved. Finally, yet importantly, we will need a change of mindset at the end customer side to switch from fossil fuels to hydrogen – and the resulting pressure from society back on a political and industrial level to up the ante on hydrogen.
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