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Hydrogen economies and energy futures: a new Australian dream?
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 15:36 authored by Kim BeasyKim Beasy
Australia, like many other places in the world, is significantly investing in hydrogen technologies. In this perspective piece, I discuss how the socio-political context has shaped, and is continuing to influence, the approach to advancing a hydrogen economy in Australia. I detail the historical events that have influenced Australia's ambitions of global leadership in hydrogen energy and through doing so, reveal future opportunities and challenges. I argue that investment in hydrogen technologies reflects ecomodernist and technocratic ideologies, and that deeper engagement with sociotechnical and socio-political dimensions are needed to assure hydrogen becomes the dream that so much of the world is relying on it to be.
Publication titleEnergy Research & Social Science
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
Place of publicationNetherlands