Translated title: Wasserstoffpolitik in Kalifornien (in German only)
Hydrogen is increasingly being presented as a solution in the context of mobility. Hydrogen can significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the sector if it is produced from renewable energies. This study analyses the role of hydrogen in the mobility sector in California.
In the near future, the demand for green hydrogen by fuel cell electric vehicles in California will remain negligible. However, the long-term vision of a supply of green hydrogen has recently become the focus of more and more attention, as the first part of the study shows.
The second part examines the promotion of hydrogen applications in the transport sector, which is the main focus of the Californian hydrogen policy. The transport sector is traditionally not only California's largest source of greenhouse gases by far, but also its biggest problem in terms of air pollution control. The importance of air pollution control and the lack of opposition from the non-existing traditional automotive industry are factors that explain California's leading position in the market introduction of alternative propulsion technologies, including fuel cell electric vehicles. California's goal is to bring 1.5 million zero emission vehicles onto the roads by 2025 and 5 million by 2030. To this end, various subsidies are available to accelerate the market launch of these vehicles. In addition, there is an ambitious timetable to set up the necessary refuelling station infrastructure as quickly as possible and thus solve the eternal "chicken and egg" problem. The last part of the study analyses the use of hydrogen in public transport, as California's entire public transport bus fleet is to become emission-free by 2040.
Further publications in the series
- Netzgekoppelte Speicher in Kalifornien – Analyse der Rahmenbedingungen für netzgekoppelte Speicher in Kalifornien (September 2019)
- Energiepolitik in der Region New England (Mai 2019)
- Offshore Wind Deployment in Germany, Facts and Policy Lessons (April 2019)
- Der größte US-Stromsystembetreiber PJM – Einführung und aktuelle Debatten (Oktober 2018)
- Power systems in the 2020s: What can Germany and the PJM region learn from each other? (Oktober 2018)
- Community Choice Aggregation – Kommunen in Kalifornien und anderen US-Bundesstaaten werden als CCA zum Stromversorger (August 2018)
- Übersicht über die Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft in Texas (Juni 2018)
- Die Debatte zur Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule - Strommarktpolitik unter Präsident Trump (Januar 2018)
- Übersicht über die Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft in Kalifornien (September 2017)
- Kalifornien und Deutschland: Energiepolitische Zusammenarbeit mit den Nachbarstaaten im Stromsektor (Dezember 2016)
- Überblick über die Energieeffizienzpolitik in den USA (Dezember 2016)
- Überblick über die US-Strommärkte (November 2016)