New factsheet – discover our work on hydrogen!
The simplest, lightest and most plentiful element in the universe, hydrogen quickly rose on the political agenda as an easy way to decarbonise energy systems. Unfortunately, it is rather far from being a clean solution.
In an ideal world, hydrogen would complement renewable energy, energy efficiency and flexibility measures to help decarbonise sectors that are difficult to electrify and serve as long-term energy storage for renewables. It would be produced following the cleanest non-fossil pathway and would never be used to support a continued use of dirty fossil energy sources, such as natural gas or coal, or to justify expansion of fossil energy infrastructure, such as gas pipelines.
What is the reality? Is there any potential to hydrogen at all? Read our new factsheet and find out!