Hydrogen and Canada’s Energy Future: Opportunities, Challenges, Next Steps

About the event

On Tuesday, January 19, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted a panel with experts and thought leaders from academia, civil society and business to comment on the national hydrogen strategy and examine the political, policy, regulatory, technical, economic, and environmental opportunities and challenges of hydrogen for Canada both at home and abroad.

The federal government recently released a national strategy on hydrogen fuels that positions the technology as a key contributor to reaching Canada’s 2050 net-zero emissions target. Already, Canada is among the top 10 hydrogen producers in the world but to date has been falling short of fully exploiting the technology’s economic and environmental potential. What challenges need to be overcome to implement the government’s ambitious hydrogen targets and capitalize on the opportunities of hydrogen for the country?


Monica Gattinger

Monica Gatinger, Director, ISSP and Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, uOttawa


Kamiel Gabriel

Kamiel Gabriel, Senior Fellow, ISSP, uOttawa and Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Ontario Tech University

Tahra Jutt, Director Clean Economy Program, Pembina Institute





Peter Tertzakian, Deputy Director, ARC Energy Research Institute 
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