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The national hydrogen policy is a step in the right direction to harness the potential of green hydrogen but removing production bottlenecks and incentivising production can be game-changer for the energy security of India. Comment.

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4. The national hydrogen policy is a step in the right direction to harness the potential of green hydrogen but removing production bottlenecks and incentivising production can be game-changer for the energy security of India. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Hindustan TimesFinancial Express

Why the question:

Releasing the first part of India’s National Green Hydrogen Policy, the government on Thursday announced some incentives for potential manufacturers, generation companies (gencos) and distribution licensees (discoms) to boost large scale indigenous production of green hydrogen.

Key Demand of the question:

To write importance of green hydrogen on India’s energy security.

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by aims and objectives of national hydrogen policy.

Body:

First, mention the properties of Hydrogen that makes it a favourable alternative to present day fossil fuels.

Next, write about the various bottlenecks to overcome in terms of technology, storage, transportation, new materials research, safety standards etc.

Next, mention the incentives that can be provided – PLI, keeping GST zero on green hydrogen etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.