Hydrogen gas (‘hydrogen’) is a versatile energy carrier and feedstock, derived primarily by splitting water or by reacting fossil fuels with steam or controlled amounts of oxygen. While hydrogen has served mostly as an input into a range of industrial processes, it has the potential to be used across a number of applications as shown […]
Interest in hydrogen is growing both internationally and domestically, as industry and governments around the world investigate and execute on decarbonisation strategies. In Australia, State, Territory and Commonwealth governments are agreed significant opportunity exists for Australia to become a major producer of hydrogen for domestic use and for export. To move forward in creating a pathway for […]
The potential role of hydrogen in the transition to a more sustainable energy future has attracted strong interest globally over recent years. According to the International Energy Agency and the World Energy Council, Australia has the potential be the world’s largest hydrogen producer. The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) forecasts that […]
Too often climate policy discussion has been dominated by fantasy scenarios: either one where a single country acts alone; or one where the whole world moves in perfect harmony to a globally consistent carbon pricing system. Neither scenario matches the messy multi-speed reality. The Paris Agreement reflects significant action worldwide that will intensify over time. […]
This paper was produced to assist the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on State Development with its current inquiry into the Development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales. Read the full report here.
Hydrogen Insights: A perspective on hydrogen investment, market development and cost competitiveness
Underpinned by a global shift of regulators, investors, and consumers toward decarbonization, hydrogen (H2) is receiving unprecedented interest and investments. At the beginning of 2021, over 30 countries have released hydrogen roadmaps, the industry has announced more than 200 hydrogen projects and ambitious investment plans, and governments worldwide have committed more than USD 70 billion in […]
We aspire to reach a day in which the resource that powers our heating and cooking, fuels our daily commute, and forms the cornerstone of our international exports is a carbon-free fuel source, safeguarding the stability of our environment while continuing to serve and benefit the Australian economy. Read the full report here.
In December 2018, the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council set a vision for a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry that benefits all Australians and is a major global player by 2030. The Council agreed to establish a Hydrogen Working Group, chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, to develop a National […]
Australia has the renewable energy resources, the technical skills, and the track record with international partners to become a global hydrogen leader. Meeting Australia’s stated hydrogen objectives requires strong national leadership to plan, collaborate and communicate with partners and stakeholders. Government must drive and lead the creation of the clean hydrogen industry. With the world […]