Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, May 18th, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT for the fifth private, off-the-record workshop in its hydrogen policy sprint, a series of workshops and publications focused on opportunities and challenges for the development of a clean hydrogen economy in the United States. This fifth workshop focus on potential hydrogen applications in decarbonizing the transportation sector, and in particular on benefits and drawbacks of using hydrogen in various transportation segments.
While the United States has been on the sidelines of climate leadership over the past four years, European countries and Japan have begun to address the hard-to-abate sectors of heavy industry and transportation, where hydrogen technology is central to their climate plans. Hydrogen burns cleanly—with water as the only byproduct—and can be deployed into existing industrial, transportation, and building applications with little modification. Currently, hydrogen requires large-scale clean production and distribution infrastructure, but it can immediately be blended into existing gas infrastructure to reduce emissions in buildings, which will help create the scale necessary for transportation and industrial deployment. Several analyses have found that it is practically impossible to reach net-zero emissions in cement, steel, and glass production without hydrogen, and it is uniquely suited to decarbonizing heavy transportation.
In order for hydrogen to become a viable decarbonization solution in the United States, a narrative shift and a framework of policies that can enable its deployment are needed.
In order for hydrogen to become a viable decarbonization solution in the United States, a narrative shift and a framework of policies that can enable its deployment are needed. The Atlantic Council’s hydrogen policy sprint includes 6 workshops: the first two focused on pathways and challenges for clean hydrogen production, the third on storage and transportation infrastructure, the 4th and 5th examine hydrogen demand and deployment opportunities, and the final workshop will explore how state and federal policies can address the identified challenges and spur the development of a clean hydrogen economy in the United States.
This workshop is a private, off-the-record event, and the Chatham House rule applies. It will be held on the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. Please register to receive zoom information for the event.
Read briefs from the previous workshops
In-Depth Research & Reports Mar 2, 2021
Brief 1: Has hydrogen’s time come in the United States?
By David Yellen, Randolph Bell
This first brief in the Atlantic Council’s hydrogen policy sprint examines the current state of hydrogen development in the United States and begins to explore pathways for clean hydrogen production across the country.
In-Depth Research & Reports May 3, 2021
Brief 2: Producing clean hydrogen at scale in the United States
By David Yellen, Randolph Bell
This second brief in the Atlantic Council’s hydrogen policy sprint explores pathways for and the challenges and opportunities facing scaled clean hydrogen production in the United States.