It’s a question I couldn’t avoid as I drove across central England in a borrowed car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The Hyundai ix35 was fast, eerily quiet – they’ve installed a little electronic jingle so you can tell when you’ve switched it on – and there was a reassuring 230 miles (370 km) left on the clock. And best of all, I drove with the smug knowledge that when a vehicle is powered by hydrogen, the only exhaust product is water. Quite a difference from my own 13-year-old, one-litre petrol engine: noisy, slow and undeniably dirty. So why, I wondered, is this clean, green technology lagging far behind the hybrid and all-electric sectors? The relatively small hydrogen market is dominated by the Asian giants: Toyota, Honda and Hyundai.
BBC 5th Nov 2019 read more »
Navigant, a Guidehouse company, was commissioned by Energy Networks Association (ENA) to explore the role that the gas sector can play in the decarbonization of the Great Britain (GB) energy system. The report, published today, demonstrates that low carbon and renewable gases can make a fundamental contribution to the decarbonization pathway to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. This report is the first to describe a viable pathway to 2050 for decarbonized gas since the government committed to its net-zero target.
Navigant 30th Oct 2019 read more »