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What are the barriers in the development of hydrogen in the transition process towards sustainable mobility in the Netherlands?

Parlev, Radi (2019) What are the barriers in the development of hydrogen in the transition process towards sustainable mobility in the Netherlands?

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Abstract:The purpose of this thesis is to focus on the barriers in the development of hydrogen for car- based mobility in the Netherlands. Road vehicles are occupying a large fraction of what is responsible for GHG emissions in the country. According to the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (2018), road cars which ran on fossil fuels were responsible for 14.8% of total GHG emissions in 2016. As a member of the EU, the Netherlands is expected to reach 20% share of renewable energy by 2020, and especially 10% in transportation, whereas the country had only 7.4% in 2018 (Statistics Netherlands, 2019). In this context, mobility transition processes have been garnering significant attention in the past years, as climate change mitigation has become one of the main policy focuses also in the Paris Climate Agreement (190 parties signed including the Netherlands), recognizing the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible (UNFCCC, 2016). Today, the regime of fossil fuels in the Netherlands is still dominant in mobility, causing environmental harm by releasing air pollutants in the form of emissions. For this purpose, the Netherlands has the opportunity to focus its attention on the possibility of using hydrogen as a zero-emission sustainable mobility fuel.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science, 70 social sciences in general
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79546
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