Access Gas supports the goal of net zero greenhouse gas (‘GHG’) emissions by 2050 or sooner. We are proud to be associated with Brookfield’s intention to build on its leading position to transition to net zero.
Energy development improves quality of life everyone. A global energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy will help mitigate climate change via reduction of CO2 emissions. Access uses a systems approach to conceptualize a roadmap for end use energy to effectively manage the impacts as we transition to a low carbon future.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is forecasting that global hydrogen use will expand from less than 90 Mt in 2020 to more than 200 Mt in 2030. In addition, the proportion of low‐carbon hydrogen (blue hydrogen) is expected to rise globally from 10% in 2020 to 70% in 2030. Around half of low‐carbon hydrogen produced globally in 2030 comes from electrolysis and the remainder from coal and natural gas combined with carbon capture technologies.
The IEA expects that the global average blend forecasted in 2030 includes 15% of hydrogen in volumetric terms, reducing CO2 emissions from gas consumption by around 6%. The growth of hydrogen use in commercial and industrial applications can help companies lower their carbon footprint and move Canada closer to its carbon reduction goals in the next decade.