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The Green Hydrogen Mission holds significant potential in addressing both energy security concerns and advancing the global fight against climate change. Evaluate.

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5. The Green Hydrogen Mission holds significant potential in addressing both energy security concerns and advancing the global fight against climate change. Evaluate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

The question explores India’s efforts in promoting electric vehicles (EVs).

Key Demand of the question:

Green hydrogen production needs to reach a cost-parity with grey hydrogen in India to meet the target outlined in the National Green Hydrogen Mission of producing at least 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen per annum by 2030.

Directive word: 

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining green hydrogen.

Body:

First, Distinguish between Brown, Blue and Green Hydrogen. Mention how the Hydrogen fuel can secure India’s energy security as well as help cut down carbon footprint.

Next, write about the advantages offered by green hydrogen.

Next, write about the Green Hydrogen Mission and its potential to harness green hydrogen for developmental and clean energy ambitions. Mention that India has a number of obstacles to overcome in terms of technology, storage, transportation, new materials research, safety standards etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.