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Webinar: Renewable Energy's Global Trajectory and Can Hydrogen Close the Climate Emissions Gap?

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 1:15

Wednesday, July 10, 2019. 1:15PM. Webinar: Renewable Energy's Global Trajectory and Can Hydrogen Close the Climate Emissions Gap? Chip Comins, American Renewable Energy Institute. Stratos Tavoulareas, International Finance Corp. Sponsored by Security and Sustainability Forum, Environmental and Energy Institute, American Renewable Energy Institute. More information here.

Please join SSF, and our co-hosts the Environmental and Energy Institute at George Washington University and the American Renewable Energy Institute in a 60-minute discussion of the renewable energy landscape and the rate of renewable deployment. We will also examine the rationale for an increased role for hydrogen in the clean energy mix of the future.

Why Talk about Hydrogen? Because it will be difficult to meet climate goals with electrification alone without the advantages brought by hydrogen.

Green hydrogen is made by electrolyzing water using electricity which is produced from renewables. No carbon or CO2 is emitted -- only hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen burns cleanly as a fuel source in itself and to power fuel cells in vehicles and other uses. Blue hydrogen is made from methane but it comes with some carbon emissions. Good (maybe as a transition fuel), but not green.

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