“Renewable Hydrogen” (or RH₂) is the sustainable energy source obtained when hydrogen is extracted from water using only renewable energy. RH₂ allows communities to be more independent, and allows energy to be more democratic and peaceful.
“Non-Renewable Hydrogen” (or Non-RH₂) is a form of energy based on hydrogen extracted using fossil fuels, or created as a byproduct in steel mills—which is also known as ‘byproduct hydrogen.’ Hydrogen extracted from fossil fuels contributes to global warming, and is not environmentally sustainable.
When people hear that hydrogen can be used as an energy source, some are concerned about its overall safety. Hydrogen itself is not poisonous to humans. The main concern to-date as to whether or not hydrogen is dangerous is due a widespread misunderstanding that it can easily cause explosions.
This short book, entitled Renewable Hydrogen, outlines the basics regarding RH₂, and highlights compelling case studies from around the world in order to accelerate the social movement towards this important energy shift.