One of the loudest, most common arguments against ‘electric vehicles’ comes from people who don’t really understand the competing technologies – but who are certain that ‘Hydrogen is the future’.
It certainly can play a role – especially when it comes to powering electric vehicles.
Confused? Well, alongside being a highly combustible gas, hydrogen can be combined with oxygen to create electricity and water.
If that’s the case, then why haven’t we moved across to hydrogen already?
Depending on how the hydrogen was generated, it can have a hugely negative impact on the environment.
The market has assigned ‘colours’ to hydrogen, where ‘Green Hydrogen’ is great and has little to no impact on the environment. From Blue and Grey, through to Brown and Black hydrogen – there is an increasing amount of pollution caused with its creation.
The UK Government has now received an expert report, created under the direction of an all-party committee – with the express intention of deciding how the UK can integrate Green Hydrogen into its energy future.