Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the Hydrogen Council on Monday, July 20 at 10:00 AM EDT/4:00 PM CEST, for an engaging public panel discussion on transatlantic opportunity for developing a hydrogen economy amid the post-pandemic clean energy recovery. This event will be moderated by Randolph Bell, Richard Morningstar chair for global energy security and director of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council.
As the climate crisis looms and the clean energy transition accelerates, demand for alternative fuels and green energy continues to grow. Hydrogen, as a potential low-carbon energy source for the transportation, industrial, and buildings sectors, as well as an effective medium for energy storage, offers an opportunity for decarbonization across the economy. As a major component of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has committed both political and economic capital to hydrogen energy solutions in its ambitious plan to become the world’s first carbon-neutral continent. And across the Atlantic, public and private actors across the United States are working diligently to accelerate the hydrogen revolution through entrepreneurship and targeted investment.
On top of both climate and environmental advantages, a win for hydrogen would create jobs at a time when the coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns have shocked economies and left millions unemployed. As a promising technology with high growth potential across a suite of applications, hydrogen could help jumpstart national job markets in duress. How might the Transatlantic community—private, public, and civil society actors alike—work together to mainstream hydrogen technology and achieve carbon neutrality and greater decarbonization? What policies are needed to accelerate this transition? And what role can the hydrogen revolution play in spurring economic and job growth as nations recover from the current crisis?
Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. You must register to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.