chapter  5
30 Pages

Hydrogen Transitions: A Socio-technical Scenarios Approach

ByMalcolm Eames, William McDowall

Despite its promise to deliver sustainable, secure, low-carbon energy, hydrogen is today still largely only a potential energy carrier of the future. While there are plenty of demonstration projects, prototypes and even some niche products, hydrogen plays a negligible role in the present-day energy system. Instead, it is expectations about, and visions of, the future of hydrogen that are currently driving investment and research.