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What is clean hydrogen? Discuss the potential that clean hydrogen industry holds in ensuring cuts in the global greenhouse gas emissions.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation.

6. What is clean hydrogen? Discuss the potential that clean hydrogen industry holds in ensuring cuts in the global greenhouse gas emissions.(250 words)

Reference: Down To Earth 

Why this question:

The article talks about the potential that the clean hydrogen industry holds for doing away with global greenhouse gas emissions.

Key demand of the question:

Explain what clean hydrogen is; discuss its significance in curbing the global greenhouse emissions.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define what clean hydrogen is. Hydrogen is a clean fuel that, when consumed in a fuel cell, produces only water. Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic resources, such as natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, and renewable power like solar and wind.

Body:

Highlight the facts pointed out by ‘Hydrogen Economy Outlook’. The report suggested that renewable hydrogen could be produced for $0.8 to 1.6/kg in most parts of the world before 2050.

Explain the fact that Hydrogen has the potential to power a clean economy. In the years ahead, it will be possible to produce it at low cost using wind and solar power, to store it underground for months, and then pipe it on demand to power everything from ships to steel mills.

Take hints from the article and explain the significance.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of the clean hydrogen.