China: The Renewable Hydrogen Superpower?

Authors: Nicola De Blasio and Fridolin Pflugmann

May 2021


China still has a long way to go before a hydrogen society reaches fruition. Yet, if Beijing were to replicate the success it has had with other clean technologies like solar PV, it could significantly lower costs and accelerate adoption around the world while emerging as a renewable hydrogen superpower.

Renewable hydrogen could significantly accelerate China’s transition to a low-carbon economy, increasing the likelihood of meeting its carbon neutrality goal. Renewable hydrogen offers significant advantages for China. It can help Beijing meet its climate and pollution goals—at a time when coal continues to dominate—while avoiding increased reliance on imported fuels.

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For Academic Citation: De Blasio, Nicola and Fridolin Pflugmann (2021),China: The Renewable Hydrogen Superpower?" Harvard University, May 2021. 10.13140/RG.2.2.11318.63049


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