Monthly Archives: January 2022

California allocates $45 million to kick-start offshore wind in a $2 Billion Clean Energy Budget

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a state budget proposal for the 2022-2023 fiscal year on 10 January, following the revision issued in May 2021 which dedicated USD 20 million for offshore wind activities. The budget proposed now raises this to USD 45 million. The USD 2 billion budget for the Clean Energy …

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Former Head of OECD Joins H2 Clipper’s Advisory Board

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2022  – H2 Clipper, Inc., an aerospace and alternative energy company developing uniquely capable hydrogen-powered airships and end-to-end hydrogen infrastructure solutions, announces that Ángel Gurría, the former Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has joined the company’s Advisory Board. Gurría, who served …

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Can we Learn From South Korea’s Hydrogen Strategy?

South Korea plans a pivot to hydrogen. Should we care? Well, South Korea, with a population of 52 million, is the tenth-largest economy in the world, has the fifth-largest steel industry in the world, is a major producer of electronics, automobiles (# 5 in world) and batteries (#2), and the …

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Cummins Partners to Increase Green H2 in China

Global power leader Cummins Inc. is partnering in a new joint venture to accelerate the affordability and availability of green hydrogen in China through increased technological innovation, research and development and manufacturing capacity. The Cummins Enze Hydrogen Technology Co., Ltd. is a 50:50 joint venture between Cummins and the China Petrochemical Corporation …

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Emissions-Free Flying no short-term fix

Elsewhere today, I refer to the Greens having positions of German government coordinators of air transport and tourism. The Greens have in the past proposed limiting the number of flights that German citizens can take, an indication of where – as a party – they stand on air travel. While their arrival …

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Australia’s Hydrogen Gets USD 108m Cash Boost

The government of Australia has approved an AUD-150-million (USD 107.7m/EUR 94.8m) programme to support the country’s hydrogen export industry and attract overseas investment in local supply chains. The first round of the so-called Australian Clean Hydrogen Trade Programme (ACHTP) will focus on the export of clean hydrogen to Japan under …

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UK domestic flights – Electric & Hydrogen Aircraft by 2030?

An environmental group is calling on the British government to require airlines to operate some UK domestic flights with electric and hydrogen aircraft before the end of the current decade. In a new paper released on January 10, 2022, Transport & Environment (T&E) also recommends a ban on polluting aircraft …

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Green fuel revolution could change fortunes of offshore wind in Atlantic Canada

Maritime province Nova Scotia’s exceptional wind speeds could finally be tapped using hydrogen to spur commercialisation of the resource and transform the rocky peninsula into a hub for low carbon fuels and shipping, writes Scott Urquhart The province of Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast is home to some of …

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AUS – Fortescue Big on Hydrogen

In a major development, Australian green energy engineering company Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) announced in late December that it had designed and built its own electrolyzer to make hydrogen. Hydrogen is taking off as a new source of clean energy only a decade after a pioneering scheme, the world’s first …

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Hydrogen Advances: From Drones to Power Plants

  Image Credit: Audio und werbung/Shutterstock.com Hydrogen Energy and its Advantages Fossil fuels fulfill most of the world’s energy demand, but they cause a significant negative impact on the natural ecosystem. The use of renewable energy is a possible solution to minimize environmental degradation. Hydrogen energy has significant potential to accelerate …

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