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Hydrogen can make Canada an energy superpower again

Nation-building hydrogen strategy can position all parts of Canada to win economically in a net-zero world

Breakdowns, it is said, can lead to breakthroughs. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, made worse by an oil price war, global governments have quite rightly focused on protecting immediate needs for safety, healthcare, food and shelter. But looking forward, national economies will need to be rebuilt.

What if Canada’s rebuild not only advanced our commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050, but positioned all parts of Canada to win economically in a net-zero world, including beleaguered Alberta and Newfoundland? This economy building exercise would also be nation building. Accelerating towards a hydrogen economy could be a way to realize this objective.

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