Hydrogen on the path to net-zero emissions

Published Jul 2020

Author: Maddy Ewing, Benjamin Israel, Tahra Jutt, Hoda Talebian, Lucie Stepanik
Organization: Pembina Institute

Regional focus:

This primer by the Pembina Institute examines basic properties of hydrogen, how it is produced, and the characteristics, costs (including current production costs in Canada), and carbon intensity of grey, blue and green hydrogen. Hydrogen is increasingly being discussed as a promising fuel that could reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned in several sectors, such as transportation and heavy industry, and help move Canada toward its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, the climate advantage of hydrogen is highly dependent on how it is produced.