An Official Publication of the Renewable Hydrogen Network


Renewable Hydrogen: Community-Driven Energy for a WorldShift

The answer to our ongoing energy crisis lies in the abundant renewable energy and water that surrounds us.

Renewable Hydrogen (RH₂) is a sustainable form of hydrogen made by using electricity derived from sources including solar and wind power. With Renewable Hydrogen, energy can be generated, stored, and used locally, allowing for democratic and peaceful use.

However, in order to realize a Renewable Hydrogen based society, there must be local community engagement, political will, and technological innovation.

This is a short book entitled Renewable Hydrogen, which outlines the basics regarding RH₂, and highlights compelling case studies from around the world in aim to accelerate the social movements towards an energy shift.

The book has been edited to make information distilled from lectures, publically available sources, and interviews in an informative and easy to read style. Renewable Hydrogen appeals to people hearing about RH₂ for the first time, as well as those who are already familiar and looking to deepen their understanding of this technology and the philosophy behind it.

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Author: Haruyoshi Ebara (Chairman of the Renewable Hydrogen Network)
Supervisor: Tomoyo Nonaka (Chair and Founder of GAIA Initiative)
Technical Supervisor: Professor Kimitaka Yamane and Professor Bruno G. Pollet
Publisher: NPO Renewable Hydrogen Network

This English edition was made possible thanks to the generous donations collected through MotionGallery, a crowdfunding platform in Japan ( We would like to extend a special thank you to all the supporters of this book!

Table of Contents

What Is Renewable Hydrogen?

– The Culprit Behind Many Global Problems Is Our Energy System
– Hydrogen—Our Greatest Energy Hope
– Renewable Hydrogen (RH₂) vs. Non-Renewable Hydrogen
– The Mechanism behind Renewable Hydrogen (RH₂)
– How to Store Hydrogen
– Comparing Battery and Hydrogen Storage
– Hydrogen Safety

Towards Regional Self-Reliance & Cyclical Renewable Hydrogen

– Energy Subsidies: The Deception of Low-Cost Fossil Fuels
– Should Sustainable Energy be Dependent on the Power Grid?
– Regional Self-Reliance & Cyclical RH₂
– Natural Disaster Resilience through Local Energy Storage
– Local Cyclical Economy
– Revolutionary Energy Conservation
– Ending Our Reliance on Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Energy and Sprawling Power Grids
– Ending Energy Poverty
– The Water-Oxygen-Hydrogen Cycle

Renewable Hydrogen Projects around the Globe

– Not the Year 2030—but Now!
– Griffith University, Queensland, Australia: Solar & RH₂
– Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada: Hydroelectric & RH₂
– Large-Scale Nuclear Energy Company Shifts to Hydrogen
– Saitama Prefectural Office: Solar & RH₂
– A Hydrogen Station with a Footprint of Only 7.3 m2: Garbage Incinerator & RH₂
– Shipping Container Design RH₂ System
– California, U.S.A.: Supporting the Maintenance of RH₂ Stations
– RH₂ System by Ocean Waves
– RH₂ Ranch in Hawaii
– Hokkaido, Japan: Hydroelectric & RH₂
– Grid Free RH₂: Solar & RH₂

RH₂ Action!  Taking Energy Back into Our Own Hands

– Energy and Politics
– The Importance of Political Pressure
– Changing the Flow of Capital
– Forming an RH₂ Community
– Think Global, Act Local

The First RH₂ Building Is Complete: On-Site Report at Griffith University

– Sir Samuel Griffith Center—Griffith University
– Large-Scale RH₂ System
– Interview: Professor Ned Pankhurst, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor
– Project Mission & Philosophy
– Energy Parameters & Hydrogen Storage
– Cultural Shift
– A Sustainable Energy Project
– Collaboration How-To: The Coffee Cup Principle
– A Message from Physics Professor Evan Gray

Let’s Shift to an RH₂ Society Together!

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