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Hydrogen energy is produced through the electrolysis of water, a process that requires energy input from either renewable or non-renewable energy sources. Only green hydrogen, which makes up less than 1% of hydrogen today, uses renewable energy for this process. The use of hydrogen for heating and cooking in homes and buildings is considered a false solutions because it is not nearly as efficient as electrification and hydrogen leakage is a safety hazard.

Topics in this section include:

  • Types of hydrogen fuel
  • Issues associated with hydrogen
  • Who really profits from hydrogen?
  • The economics of hydrogen