Hydrogen fuel can play key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Posted on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 21:13

By Mark Lowey, for The Transition Accelerator

Alberta has several initiatives, such as the Technology Innovation and Emission Reduction Program, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while keeping its industry competitive. In November, the federal government unveiled proposed legislation to achieve net-zero GHG emissions in Canada by 2050. Hydrogen, used as a low- or zero-carbon fuel, can play a key role in these efforts. Like electricity, hydrogen is an energy carrier that produces no GHG emissions when consumed to provide energy services.

NOTE: This is the second of a three-part series of blogs examining the findings and implications of a report, “Towards Net-Zero Energy Systems in Canada: A Key Role for Hydrogen,” by The Transition Accelerator. Part 1 focused on Alberta’s advantages for producing hydrogen. Part 3 will look at the domestic and export economic opportunities for hydrogen.

Read the blog on the Transition Accelerator website

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