Canada’s evolving hydrogen strategy must have government regulations and policies designed to spur low-carbon hydrogen fuel demand and production, say panelists at a recent hydrogen webinar.
Hydrogen in the Canadian Economy: Opportunities and Challenges featured Curt Graham, Vice President, Office of Technology, Fluor Corporation, Steve Kehoe, Director, BMO Capital Markets and Kelly Grieves, Sector Lead, Hydrogen Strategy, Atura Power. It was moderated by David Mercer, Director, Head of Technology – Energy Solutions, Fluor Canada.
The panelists touched on several key themes including the hydrogen strategy for Canada, the potential for displacement of transportation fuels, technology applications and investment in emerging technologies, cost, public engagement, and more.
Grieves said that while the federal government’s Clean Fuel Standard is a starting point to incentivize demand, more government action will be required going forward.
The federal government needs to provide industry more clarity for large-scale projects to move forward, added Graham.
While Graham said Canada is in “some ways” ahead of other jurisdictions around the globe, “there’s an enormous amount of talk” that requires more action.