Hydrogen seems poised to be the next big thing in energy. Canadian governments worried about reducing emissions are looking to replace natural gas for space heating and diesel for long-haul trucking. Alberta proposes to manufacture “blue” hydrogen with gas, then sequester the CO2 in old oil and gas reservoirs. Quebec hopes it can use its abundant, cheap hydro power to develop a “green hydrogen” sector. And Ottawa will announce its strategy in the very near future.
Markham interviews veteran energy journalist Shawn McCarthy about the chatter around hydrogen in the nation’s capital.