Hydrogen Will Not Save Us. Here’s Why.

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Sabine Hossenfelder

Replacing fossil fuel with hydrogen seems like an ideal solution to make transportation environmentally friendly and to provide a backup for intermittent energy sources like solar and wind.

But how environmentally friendly is hydrogen really?

And how sustainable is it, given that hydrogen fuel cells rely on supply of rare metals like platinum and iridium?

In this video, we have collected all the relevant numbers for you.

00:00 Intro

00:49 Hydrogen Basics

03:39 The Hydrogen Market

06:04 The Colours Of Hydrogen

12:11 Water Supply

13:34 The Cold Start Problem

14:05 Rare Metal Shortages

15:55 Hydrogen Embrittlement

16:45 Summary

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