Presented as an efficient, green and low-cost alternative for gas and carbon fuels, the Northern Netherlands have presented a prestigious plan to transfer to a hydrogen-based energy sector. At CalicoCat Research Institute, however, we wonder how efficient and environment-friendly hydrogen actually is. In this paper, we’ll be delving into some of the major debates surrounding hydrogen-based energy and the hydrogen transition in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe, researching whether this transition is a good idea after all.
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