Climate Targets and Energy Security: Let's Talk Hydrogen

Start: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:00 PM British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)

End: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:15 PM British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)

This is a virtual event

Hydrogen is increasingly cited as a low-carbon solution to the energy crisis. Hydrogen fuel is an energy carrier which can be used to store or move energy and is produced alongside fossil or renewable energies.

Proponents suggest that it is essential to support renewable energy in the absence of fossil fuels, providing invaluable back-up for when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine, and supporting energy security.

In a global context, however, there are concerns that hydrogen will be used to justify continued investment in fossil gas infrastructure, and that hydrogen is currently generated primarily from fossil fuels. In this webinar, energy experts consider the role of hydrogen in our energy future, discussing issues such as different forms of hydrogen, energy security, and hydrogen as community energy.

Speakers include:

Dr James Carton, Assistant Professor in Sustainable Energy in Dublin City University and co-founder of Hydrogen Ireland Association

Giuseppe Costanzo, Gas Policy Officer at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe

Lúgh Ó Braonáin, Energy Cooperatives Ireland member and representative of the Hydrogen Production Plans For Ireland's Valentia Island