We need “blue” hydrogen. And we need to get it right.
Hydrogen is essential to decarbonizing key parts of the economy. While “green” hydrogen could dominate in the long term, “blue” hydrogen can reduce emissions quickly in the near-term – if policy-makers reward appropriate performance. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned us – again – that we need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Clean Hydrogen for $1.50/kg Could Promote Significant Decarbonization. What Will It Take to Get There with Renewable Electricity?
Hydrogen produced for $1.50/kg could be the most competitive decarbonization option for a significant fraction of global energy demand. What will it take to get to that cost point for clean hydrogen produced from renewable electricity? Likely it will require monumental improvements in technology if we use only surplus renewable electricity that would be curtailed […]
Biden Administration Proposes Kick-Starting Hydrogen. That’s Good News for Climate and for Jobs.
Emission reductions across different sectors of the economy will not follow a one-size-fits–all approach. Hydrogen has been identified as a key solution that reduces carbon emissions for sectors where electrification and other measures are not sufficient. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan includes 15 hydrogen projects aimed to decarbonize a range of industrial applications in distressed communities and could create at least 18,000 jobs in 2025. This is very good news for the climate and for the American economy. No one ever said that eliminating the emissions […]
Netherlands’ SDE++ to accelerate industrial decarbonization as it closes final round of applications
The EU has strengthened its position as a global leader on climate action by announcing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030, relative to 1990 levels, and to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. To deliver on these targets, it will be crucial for ambitious policy initiatives from member-states to […]
CATF Statement on the European Commission’s TEN-E Revision
Today, the European Commission released its revision of the Trans-European energy infrastructure regulation, otherwise known as the TEN-E regulation. The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a climate and energy research and advocacy organization with offices in the US and Europe, applauds the Commission’s progress on this regulation. CATF supports the European Commission for its climate […]
News & Media
Clean Air Task Force Welcomes Revised 2030 EU Climate Strategy
BRUSSELS, September 17, 2020 — Today, the European Commission released a revised 2030 Climate Target Plan that calls for increased ambition in cutting greenhouse gas emissions 55% below 1990 levels, with actions necessary in all sectors. CATF welcomes the European Commission’s increased ambition on climate and the efforts to accelerate emission reductions in the near term. The Plan states: “The EU needs to raise its ambitions for this decade now and avoid leaving a heavier workload for future […]
Advanced Energy Systems
Another Gigawatt-Scale Hydrogen Project Is On The Drawing Board, And This Time It’s Deep “Blue”
While support is growing for the need to decarbonize the global economy, many believe it will be very challenging to get there. And a growing number agree we’ll need all the tools available to us if we’re going to have a shot by mid-century, in time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Included […]
CATF Statement on European Commission Hydrogen Strategy
The European Commission yesterday released a Hydrogen Strategy that could render Europe a world leader in decarbonization with hydrogen fuels, including an emphasis on enabling infrastructure and utilization in industrial and transportation markets. The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) applauds that direction and looks forward to joining environmental and industry collaborators during the policy development […]