Hydrogen H2 Is the Solution to Global Overheating—But It Still Takes Time

David Novak


Purpose: In the overall context of global overheating (belittling it as “climate change”), hydrogen H2 is the core of the solution to be sought. Although this is recognized in professional circles and now even by most politicians, progress towards the global hydrogen economy is still small and progress is too slow.

Design/methodology/approach: The goal was to find out why the implementation towards the acceptance and implementation of H2 in the application, mainly in Germany, is progressing much too slowly. Germany stands here as an example for most industrialized countries.

Findings: Most people have understood that anthropogenic global overheating can only be solved by new technologies (which cost money, time and behavioral changes) in production and application. Hydrogen H2 seems to be an essential part of the desired solution. Nevertheless, the state, economy and society are slowing down, or at least hurdles are being built up that contribute to a slowdown in implementation.

Affected countries: The situation described here, which is largely based on Germany, should be relatively easy to transfer to most EU countries because the situation there is comparable or at least similar.

Research/Future/Practical Implications: Yes, there are various hurdles to introducing hydrogen H2. Responsible ministers and heads of government may not want too many changes too quickly themselves, the economy sees it as an immense cost factor (not to mention technical changes) and private individuals act according to their own motivation factors. Finally, it can be assumed that the possibility of making money using H2 applications can be the fastest accelerator in the introduction of H2. This can then be achieved using simple “out-of-the-box” solutions.

Originality/value: Currently there are practically no scientific books on the use or rejection of e-mobility. Therefore, only current surveys, market quantities and obvious behaviors of users and challenges can be described here.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/rem.v7n4p44


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