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UN backs green hydrogen as it publishes seven principles designed to guide policymakers’ and business leaders’ approach to scaling the low carbon fuel

The UN has warned policymakers to beware “vested” fossil fuel interests when drawing up plans to deploy hydrogen fuel to help decarbonise various industries, arguing that it remains unclear whether ‘blue’ hydrogen produced using fossil gas and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology can be made compatible with global climate goals.

In a set of Hydrogen Principles designed to establish best practice on hydrogen for government and businesses, the green NGOs, experts, and and energy policy specialists that form the UN Marrakesh Partnership warned that ‘green’ hydrogen produced using clean power, electrolysis, and water is the only hydrogen production pathway “strictly aligned” with a “reliably 1.5C energy sector pathway”.

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