Event - Hydrogen series – Part 1: Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making
Hydrogen series – Part 1: Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
2021/03/09 11:00 EET
2021/03/09 11:30 EET
The last two years have seen an increased focus on net zero emissions energy systems. To achieve this goal, even the most difficult to abate sectors need to be tackled. Hydrogen can complement electrification and energy efficiency in achieving this goal. Green hydrogen can link the renewable electricity with those applications that are difficult to electrify, while providing flexibility to the power system. Yet, today, hydrogen use remains limited to the industrial sector and most of the policies are targeted to the transport sector. Policy support will be fundamental for hydrogen to achieve its future potential as an ubiquitous energy carrier. This webinar will share key takeaways from the recent IRENA report Green Hydrogen: A Guide to Policy Makers and will go through some of the policy pillars to overcome the initial resistance and reach a minimum threshold for market penetration. These include building national hydrogen strategies, identifying policy priorities, establishing a governance system and enabling policies, and creating a system for guarantee of origin for green hydrogen.