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Why’s everyone talking about Hydrogen? Fast forward four years.

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World Hydrogen Leader , Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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Why’s everyone talking about Hydrogen?

Fast forward four years.




In March 2019, Dr Massey and I decided to share some of our musings on the energy sector with the community with one of the first of our series of podcasts on hydrogen:  Whys-everyone-talking-about-hydrogen?



Into a strange new world we went, with names such as ‘Stitcher’ and ‘Spotify’, but, given the feedback from you, the community, we  were already revisiting the subject that same year.

If we thought everyone was talking about hydrogen then, how much more can that now be multiplied now?  Clearly, we were ahead of the pack and to some extent helped ignite burgeoning interest in the sector. We came from a background of doing so it might not have been the best quality of recording of all time but some of the ideas gained global traction.

As we said....'There's recently been lots of talk recently about the role of hydrogen in decarbonising energy systems. So, is the "hydrogen economy" back on the agenda? If so, how will hydrogen be produced and for which applications? Is it really low-carbon?

In this latest chinwag, we briefly run through some of these questions and outline the key issues involved in taking hydrogen forwards; including how hydrogen might fit into the energy mix alongside other growing sectors such as offshore wind, and how it provides a way to decarbonise while linking the different sectors of power, transport and heat.'


The community can decide whether they stand the test of time and it's interesting now that we're back out of lockdown and back on the face-to-face global circuit how many people tell me they listened to the podcasts, enjoyed the content and more importantly found the material of use.

We recorded a total of 44 Chinwags, they're still out there. If anyone who wants to listen to our thoughts over four years ago. Some of it seems like ancient history, given a global pandemic and ongoing European war.

We've certainly seen significant progress from what was then nascent = to MOU’s planning applications and now phased build outs.  In the hope that the community finds the podcasts of interest, and include the link to all 44 Chinwags

 As we invariably exhorted: Enjoy!


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