A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand
Green hydrogen has the potential to play a significant role in our energy system and could play an important role in decarbonising parts of our economy.
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In September 2019, MBIE released the green paper "A vision for hydrogen in New Zealand" for public consultation to seek feedback about the challenges and opportunities of building a hydrogen economy in New Zealand, as part of our renewable energy strategy.
The green paper was developed based on workshops with key stakeholders and focused on 9 key areas:
- hydrogen production
- hydrogen electricity nexus
- hydrogen for mobility
- hydrogen for industrial processes
- hydrogen for seasonal power generation
- Decarbonisation of our gas
- hydrogen for export
- Innovation expands job opportunities
- transitioning the job market
78 submissions were received from the public, industry, research institutions and public and private sector organisations.
This green paper, along with the submissions will feed into a wider energy strategy for New Zealand. This will outline the pathway to a clean, green carbon neutral for New Zealand by 2050.
Read the analysis of the submissions
The next stage of the hydrogen strategy is the development of a New Zealand hydrogen roadmap.