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Canadian Hydrogen Strategy: Minister Wilkinson Announces Progress

By May 14, 2024 3   min read  (462 words)

May 14, 2024 |

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OTTAWA , ON–  As we continue to drive economic growth and build a clean economy in Canada, significant investments and advancements are being made in the production, distribution and use of fuels clean, including low-carbon hydrogen. These advances are guided by the Canadian Hydrogen Strategy, which in 2020 put in place a framework to help Canada establish itself as a global leader in the production and export of low-carbon hydrogen. , on the path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson , today launched the Canadian Hydrogen Strategy: Progress Report. This report is the result of three years of mobilization, research and analysis which involved more than a thousand experts and stakeholders. It highlights the significant investments and developments that have advanced Canada’s hydrogen sector since 2020 and provides forecasts on the potential role of hydrogen in achieving Canada’s climate goals as well as a roadmap on next steps and priorities.

Interest in low-carbon hydrogen has been booming in recent years in Canada, where more than 80 low-carbon hydrogen projects are in various stages of development, representing an opportunity economy of more than $100 billion that could be invested in clean energy jobs and opportunities in the country.

All of this activity comes as Budget 2024 makes significant investments to encourage the development and adoption of clean fuels and to accelerate innovation and investment in Canada’s hydrogen pipeline, including the implementation of various economic investment tax credits, including the clean hydrogen investment tax credit.

The federal government will continue to promote low-carbon hydrogen opportunities domestically to make Canada a reliable and competitive supplier in the growing global clean fuels market.

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“Unlocking the potential of clean hydrogen is essential to making Canada a global leader in clean renewable fuels. The progress report released today demonstrates the remarkable progress that has been made in the hydrogen sector since the publication of the Canadian Hydrogen Strategy in 2020 and illustrates our desire to innovate in terms of sustainable energy in our march towards carbon neutrality.  »

The Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Some facts

  • Since 2020, British Columbia, Alberta , Ontario , Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have published hydrogen strategies, where they present the latter as a provincial priority in the hydrogen sector. clean energy and describe the provincial actions and objectives on the agenda to achieve regional low-carbon hydrogen objectives.
  • Canada has signed twelve international agreements aimed at ensuring energy security and opening clean hydrogen export opportunities, including with Germany, the Netherlands, the United States, South Korea and Japan .
  • There are currently thirteen low-carbon hydrogen production facilities operating in Canada. These facilities are capable of producing more than 3,000  tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen each year.

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