Workshop Summary- Hydrogen and Governance: Exploring paths to a low-carbon society

to appear in Centre for Global Studies

Rod Dobell

Published: June 2006

Keywords: energy, hydrogen, carbon, low-carbon, global, globalization, globalisation, Energy


With increasing demands for fuel and electrical power, Canada will need the security and sustainability of alternative forms of energy. The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier is foreseen as potentially playing a critical role in future energy plans nation-wide. The projected 30 to 50 year transition to a low-carbon society will bring difficult decisions to Canada and Canadians. To ensure the fluidity of this shift, the coherence and effectiveness of technology and all forms of institutions is essential. The Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) and the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS), at the request of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), organized a meeting entitled "Hydrogen Governance: Paths to a Low-Carbon Society" held in October, 2005.

Disciplines: Governance

Publication: Hydrogen-Workshop-Summary_July-18.pdf