The International Energy Agency says the world has an important opportunity to tap into green hydrogen produced using electricity from renewables such as wind and solar PV. A report published today (14 June 2019) analyses hydrogen’s potential and offers guidance on its future development. The report is being launched by Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) executive director and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshige Seko at the meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers in Karuizawa, Japan. The report – The Future of Hydrogen: Seizing Today’s Opportunities – finds that clean hydrogen is currently receiving strong support from governments and businesses around the world, with the number of policies and projects expanding rapidly.
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There is “no reason” why hydrogen can’t be used instead of natural gas to be used for heating and cooking in people’s homes, engineering experts have concluded. Experts from five engineering institutions were tasked by the government to assess the potential risks of using hydrogen in homes and businesses around the country as a low-carbon alternative to gas. In the resulting report released today by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the experts concluded that while upgrades to existing infrastructure such as pipes and boilers would be required, hydrogen could be used instead of natural gas to make a “significant contribution” to the UK’s 2050 decarbonisation target.
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