PERISCOPE - Occasional Analysis Brief Series

PERISCOPE -Occasional Analysis Brief Vol. 2 2020

Analysis of the Australian Hydrogen Strategy

Periscope is KAS Australia’s Occasional Analysis Paper/Brief Series. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant to broaden our insights, taking in views from different angles. It seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia and the Pacific region in order to augment our understanding of contemporary issues in the area of foreign and security policy, rule of law, energy, economic, social and development policy matters.

In coordination with our Energy Dialogue 2020 on Hydrogen Strategies in Germany and Australia we are pleased to present the first two editions of our new Periscope – Occasional Analysis Brief Series. The analyses of the Australian hydrogen strategy and Germany and the EU’s recently released hydrogen strategies suggest that our countries could be natural partners. While Australia seeks to become a hydrogen exporting nation, Germany will likely depend on imports, and strives to offer cutting edge technology to, its partners.

This Analysis Brief, prepared by Dr Thomas Longden focuses on the Australian Hydrogen Strategy.


About the Author:

Dr Thomas Longden is a Research Fellow working on the ANU Energy Change Institute’s Grand Challenge – Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific. His work is focused on the economics of renewable energy and hydrogen. He is based at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Before joining ANU in 2019, Dr Longden was based at UTS, Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Milan, Italy. Thomas holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and his main areas of research interest are applied econometrics, environmental economics, energy economics and health economics. His work on energy, applied econometrics and technological change has been published in leading international journals (including Climatic Change, Energy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Energy Policy and Health Economics). He has also written correspondence articles for The Lancet Planetary Health. Thomas was a Contributing Author on the AR5 WGIII Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report titled Mitigation of Climate Change.

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