Hydrogen economy doubters criticised

Environmental expert insists renewably sourced hydrogen has potential to power transport

A European environmental expert has criticised as "simplistic and inaccurate" a recent calculation by two UK specialists implying that the EU's goal of becoming a "hydrogen society" by 2050 is unrealistic. The calculation drew significant media coverage, including in international scientific journal Nature, when it was published (EED 08/10/04).

Jason Anderson of the Institute for European environmental policy (IEEP) hit back. The research simply repeats the truism that getting to a renewables-based hydrogen economy will be a challenge, he told ENDS Europe DAILY, but makes no useful contribution to the debate.

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