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Saudi Arabia sees Irena’s hydrogen vision

Kingdom has the goal of becoming the global leader in clean hydrogen production and exports

Saudi Arabia, possibly the country with the most to lose from the energy transition, appears to be siding with the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) when it comes to the future of hydrogen. In a recently released preview of World Energy Transitions Outlook, Irena has painted a bright future for hydrogen in its preferred 1.5°C Scenario (1.5-S)—its vision on how to achieve the Paris Agreement’s stretch goal. On 21 March, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser announced plans to "expand and intensify" cooperation with China on blue hydrogen research, after the Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding establishing hydrogen cooperation with the German government earlier in the month. This



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