Hydrogen

Hydrogen could likely play a huge role in both sustaining thermal generation and reducing carbon emissions in the future, if current research is any indicator. The Hydrogen Council expects hydrogen technologies to provide 18 percent of the world’s total energy needs by 2050 and envisions hydrogen powering more than 425 million vehicles worldwide by that...
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As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures and travel prohibitions — may contribute to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The virus has already made an indelible impact on the energy sector: Global energy use is predicted to fall...
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An Enlit Video Interview By the end of 2019, around 90% of the power generated in the region came from conventional sources (coal, gas and hydro), while renewables contributed to less than 10%, according to IHS. The firm believes that Southeast Asia’s growth story will continue along this trajectory over the next decade. To fuel...
Hydrogen

There’s no denying that when hydrogen is mentioned the usual reaction is “Oh! Isn’t it dangerous?” and, from the controversially portrayed events of the 20th century, this reaction is not surprising. In May 1939, following a transatlantic flight, a German airship called The Hindenburg caught fire while mooring in New Jersey. Due to US restrictions...
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China’s Baofeng Energy Group said it started construction on the largest solar-powered hydrogen pilot plant in the world. The project will use a 200-MW solar power plant located in the Northwestern region of Ningxia to make hydrogen via electrolysis. Several reports indicate that the project is expected to cost about 1.4 billion yuan ($198 million)...
Hydrogen

While a pathway to deeper decarbonisation requires total energy investment up to $130 trillion (€119 trillion), the socio-economic gains of such an investment would be massive, according to IRENA’s Global Renewables Outlook. Transforming the energy system could boost cumulative global GDP gains above business-as-usual by $98 trillion (€90.2 trillion) between now and 2050. It would nearly...
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The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Dr Fatih Birol, has urged governments to not lose sight of climate change challenges as they tackle the impact of the coronavirus. He says that while the spread of COVID-19 “is turning into an unprecedented international crisis, with serious repercussions for people’s health and economic activity… the...