Launched at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos at the presence of industry and policy leaders from Europe, Asia and the US, the Hydrogen Council is a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.
The CEO-level group is currently made up of 18 leading energy, transport and industry multinationals: Air Liquide, Alstom, Anglo American, Audi, BMW Group, Daimler, ENGIE, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Iwatani, Kawasaki, Plastic Omnium, Shell, Statoil, The Linde Group, Total and Toyota – all working together to foster the high-level support for hydrogen technology and ultimately the Council’s aim to see hydrogen technologies play an essential role in the global energy transition.
Key policy recommendations
We recommend the following actions to policy makers to unlock the contribution of hydrogen to the energy transition:
In this paper we explore the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, including its potential, recent achievements, and challenges to its deployment. We also offer recommendations to ensure that the proper conditions are developed to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen technologies, with the support of policymakers, the private sector, and society.