Hydrogen: the green ‘silver bullet’ or a lot of hype?

TUESDAY MARCH 29 2022, 6PM BST – Online

How we save the planet is clear: we need to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees in order to avoid doing irreversible damage.

But exactly what should we do to reduce damaging greenhouse gas emissions? In recent years, hydrogen has emerged as a promising source of clean energy. It has been called ‘freedom fuel’, the ‘Swiss army knife’ of the energy transition, and a ‘silver bullet’ for decarbonisation. That’s because it can be used in heavy-duty industries such as shipping and aviation, and because it can be stored for a long time.

Hosted by Intelligence Squared, H2FC Supergen Director, Prof. Nigel Brandon is part of the panel aiming to separate fact from fiction – in this discussion with energy experts Barry Carruthers, hydrogen director of ScottishPower and Fiona Harvey, The Guardian’s environment correspondent.