USEA CONSENSUS WEBINAR: The Developing Hydrogen Economy – Potential, Progress, and Challenges

Will Hydrogen power the future? Hydrogen is expected to play a significant role in the transformation and decarbonization of the global energy mix in response to increased interest from governments, businesses and investors in leveraging the energy source. Anticipated declines in hydrogen production costs, implementation of national hydrogen strategies and favorable government regulations are expected to accelerate investment in the resource.

This webinar brings together industry leaders to discuss the state of hydrogen as a fuel for industry, heavy transport, power generation and more. Orrick Partner Peter Connors will co-moderate the panel discussion with USEA Program Director Michael Moore. The webinar will cover sectors ideally suited for a transition to hydrogen, where progress is currently being made and challenges the industry will need to overcome to supplant its conventional counterparts and scale-up hydrogen production and deployment.

Panel Discussion Topics

  • Hydrogen Overview: “The colors of hydrogen,” decarbonization and progress/targets in states, most likely hydrogen markets/uses, industrial clusters, challenges, infrastructure required.
  • Applications and Generation: Potential for hydrogen applications and generation, ability of hydrogen to support the electric grid.
  • Hydrogen in Transport: The current/future state of hydrogen in the transportation sector, including materials handling, personal transport, heavy trucking and public transit.
  • Hydrogen for Power Generation: Hydrogen power costs, hydrogen’s potential role in power sector decarbonization, a global power perspective.
  • Tax Incentives: The potential for tax incentives for hydrogen under the Biden Infrastructure Plan


Michael Moore

Program Director
United States Energy Association

Peter Connors

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Sonal Patel

Senior Associate Editor
POWER Magazine

Mark Ruth

Analysis Coordination Lab Program Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Robert Slowinski

Managing Consultant

Robert Wimmer

Director, Energy and Environmental Research Group
Toyota Motor North America

Ryan Harty

Division Head, CASE & Energy Business Development
American Honda Motor Co.