Webinar: USEA CONSENSUS Program Briefing Webinar: The Developing Hydrogen Economy – Potential, Progress and Challenges

USEA | May.20.2021

What role will the emerging hydrogen economy play in the shifting energy paradigm? Ever-increasing pressure from stakeholders on governments and companies to curb carbon emissions has sparked interest in hydrogen’s decarbonization potential. In this webinar from Orrick and USEA, Orrick partner Peter Connors and USEA program director Michael Moore co-moderate a panel discussing hydrogen’s anticipated, integral role in economy-wide decarbonization and barriers to the realization of a hydrogen-powered society.


  • Sonal Patel, Senior Associate Editor – Power Magazine
  • Mark Ruth, Manager of Industrial Systems and Fuels, Strategic Energy Analysis Center – National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Robert Slowinski, Managing Consultant – Guidehouse
  • Ryan Harty, Division Head, CASE & Energy Business Development – American Honda Motor Co.
  • Bob Wimmer, Director, Energy and Environmental Research Group – Toyota Motor North America

Panel Discussion Topics

  • Hydrogen ‘101’: H2 basics, market, infrastructure and policy factors
  • Hydrogen’s Economic Potential within the United States: Hydrogen market size, limitations and serviceable consumption potential
  • The Cost of Hydrogen Power: Achieving competitiveness, cost parity and cost reduction targets
  • Zero Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles: Scalability, electrification of automobiles, vehicle-grid integration
  • Tax Incentives for Hydrogen: Current law, proposals and production credit for hydrogen?

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