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.
Published Jul 2020
Organization: Pembina Institute
Regional focus: Canada