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Focus on Hydrogen as an energy source for South Asia

FTI Consulting and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have launched the ‘South-Asia New Energy Series’, a collection of stakeholder consultations that will focus on renewable energy—including hydrogen—in India and South Asia.

The series will cover topics such as global policy coordination, funding, clean transport and industrial decarbonisation as well as bringing policy and stakeholders together. The first of these discussions had been centred around enabling policy and regulations. The highlights of the debates will be published within a public report that is set to be released in July 2021.

In the opening keynote of the discussions, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, said, “Green hydrogen as an energy carrier can replace some of India’s energy-related imports.”

“India consumes 8.5% of the global demand of hydrogen, made from 18MT of import-dependent natural gas. We have among the lowest prices of renewable power, which can help India become a major producer of green hydrogen, critical to meet India’s ambitious target of 450GW renewable energy by 2030,” he added. (H2)