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Why's everyone talking about Hydrogen?

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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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On March 7 2019 Dr Massey and I asked the question 'Why's everyone talking about Hydrogen?

It acted as precursor to an outpouring of roadmaps, strategies and national plans which have led I suspect to us delivering rather than talking about the phenomenon. I thought the community may like the opportunity to revisit the original podcast however which, together with the original blurb, can be found below; As we always say, enjoy!



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.



Chinwag Podcasts were intended to be accessible and jargon free. A further 43, addressing the energy transition and including further episodes on hydrogen, offshore wind, floating wind and ammonia can be enjoyed: Episode Website 


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Matt Chester on Mar 7, 2022

I wonder if the recent developments with European countries trying to move away from Russian oil/gas will only speed up the potential growth of hydrogen

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Jim Stack on Mar 7, 2022

They are still just talking about hydrogen. Not much happens but lots of talk and promises. 

   When you add it all up hydrogen doesn't add up. 

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