- India has set a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070
- A shift towards renewable energy sources is necessary to reduce reliance on fossil fuels as the country’s demand for energy and resources grows
- Green hydrogen (GH2) is a promising renewable energy carrier that can play a vital role in India’s low-carbon and self-reliant economic pathways
- GH2 is produced through the electrolysis of water powered by renewable energy and is renewable and carbon-free
- GH2 is versatile and can be used as a combustion fuel, as feedstock for industrial processes, and converted back into electricity in a fuel cell
- GH2 can be more easily stored and transported over long distances compared to grid renewable electricity
- The National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to make India the global hub for production, usage, and export of green hydrogen and its derivatives
- The mission aims to build capabilities to produce at least 5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) of green hydrogen per annum by 2030, with the potential to reach 10 MMT per annum with growth of export markets
- Sourcing green hydrogen currently involves significant costs, but the costs of production are expected to decrease as the sector evolves.
Questions : What is the target year for net-zero emissions under India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission?
Ans : C) 2070