Editor’s note: The wind industry should be as interested in the Hydrogen Council as it is in power storage because the hydrogen most likely will be generated by electrolysis and ideally from power generated by wind power.
The Hydrogen Council is a global initiative of leading energy, transport, and industrial companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition. Launched at the World Economic Forum 2017, in Davos, the growing coalition of CEOs have the ambition to:
- Accelerate their significant investment in the development and commercialization of the hydrogen and fuel cell sectors.
- Encourage key stakeholders to increase their backing of hydrogen as part of the future energy mix with appropriate policies and supporting schemes.
In the first global initiative of its kind, the Hydrogen Council is determined to position hydrogen among the key solutions of the energy transition. The Council works with and provides recommendations to, a number of key stakeholders such as policy makers, investors, international agencies and civil society to achieve these goals.
Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier with favorable characteristics since it does not release any CO2 at the point of use as a clean fuel or energy source, and can play an important role in the transition to a clean, low-carbon, energy system. Hydrogen technologies and products have significantly progressed over past years and are now being introduced to the market.
As global companies from major energy and industrial sectors, it is part of the corporate responsibility to provide solutions to manage the energy transition and move forward to a low-carbon, sustainable economy: joint action is required to tackle this formidable challenge. This is why we invite governments and key society stakeholders to also acknowledge the contribution of hydrogen to the energy transition and to work with us to create an effective implementation plan.
In addition, top-level industry executives and Council members, will provide an update on hydrogen’s quickly progressing deployment, discuss concrete investment opportunities in key markets and exchange on measures to further accelerate mass market roll-out.
Why: Launched at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, the Council will re-convene on the occasion of the NYC Climate Week to discuss why and how hydrogen technologies are an essential piece of the energy puzzle.
When: September 18, 2017
Where: Crowne Plaza Times Square
1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Contact: The Hydrogen Council Secretariat at email@example.com.
Filed Under: News