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Is hydrogen the answer?


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It’s nearly 20 years since Jeremy Rifkin wrote his bestselling The Hydrogen Economy on his vision for a cleaner, safer, more sustainable world. Since then fossil fuels have reigned almost supreme, challenged only recently by batteries. But could hydrogen still be the answer – for heating, trucking, rail freight, heavy industry and large-scale energy storage? Join us to investigate whether it is in fact the essential connector between renewables and people? And if not, what is?

Editor: Giles Whittell, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

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Chris Jackson is the founder and CEO of Protium, a leading developer of green hydrogen and renewable energy infrastructure in the UK. His focus is on helping UK businesses to achieve net zero emissions through using sun, wind and water to displace fossil fuels in industrial heating and the transportation sector.

Dr Angie Needle is Director of Strategy at Cadent Gas and has spent the last 20 years developing company strategies within the water and energy sectors. She recently joined Cadent as Strategy Director, where she is focusing on the approach to delivery of Net Zero, the energy transition and the role that gases such as hydrogen have in the future energy mix.

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It’s nearly 20 years since Jeremy Rifkin wrote his bestselling The Hydrogen Economy on his vision for a cleaner, safer, more sustainable world. Since then fossil fuels have reigned almost supreme, challenged only recently by batteries. But could hydrogen still be the answer – for heating, trucking, rail freight, heavy industry and large-scale energy storage? Join us to investigate whether it is in fact the essential connector between renewables and people? And if not, what is?

Doors open at 7.50am for a welcome and briefing. Come early to get settled, meet the team and chat to other members. ThinkIn starts at 8.00am.


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Editor: Giles Whittell
Editor and Partner, Tortoise

Chris Jackson is the founder and CEO of Protium, a leading developer of green hydrogen and renewable energy infrastructure in the UK. His focus is on helping UK businesses to achieve net zero emissions through using sun, wind and water to displace fossil fuels in industrial heating and the transportation sector.

Dr Angie Needle is Director of Strategy at Cadent Gas and has spent the last 20 years developing company strategies within the water and energy sectors. She recently joined Cadent as Strategy Director, where she is focusing on the approach to delivery of Net Zero, the energy transition and the role that gases such as hydrogen have in the future energy mix.


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