The role of hydrogen in a net zero energy system | NEPC – RAENG
2nd September 2022
The National Engineering Policy Centre and Royal Academy of Engineering has published an excellent report on “The role of hydrogen in a net zero energy system”. This is vital reading for all members of the hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels community as we move closer to the net zero transition.
Hydrogen can carry energy to many hard-to-decarbonise sectors with no greenhouse gas emissions at the point of use, giving hydrogen a valuable role in a net zero energy system.
However, as the successful scale up of low-carbon hydrogen production and end-uses poses many challenges and is dependent on decisions made in other parts of the energy system, a pragmatic and carefully managed delivery is vital to achieve emission reductions and reap the benefits that hydrogen can provide.
This report from the National Engineering Policy Centre explores:
Hydrogen’s value as an energy vector
Potential roles of hydrogen in a net zero energy system
Low-carbon hydrogen production methods
Policy recommendations for government to ensure the benefits of hydrogen for a net zero energy system are realised.