The following article is repurposed from a Red Paper by QIC Global Infrastructure. The full paper with footnotes and references is available at https://www.qic.com.au/knowledge-centre/infrastructure-opportunities-in-the-hydrogen-economy-20201202
Ambitious decarbonization targets are rapidly growing in focus across the globe.
With the world hunting for a solution, hydrogen is increasingly being looked to as an enabler of the deep decarbonization needed to move the dial.
But with the huge scale of investment required for a hydrogen economy over the coming decades, what is needed to make it a reality? And how do we get there?
Decarbonization is no simple undertaking. While significant progress has been made globally to reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation, there has been very little progress in reducing carbon emissions from transport and heavy industrial uses. These sectors collectively account for more than 40 percent of global gree