Past Event

The Hydrogen Revolution and the Energy Transition

November 30, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Event

Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for an exploration of the role of hydrogen in the energy transition. The discussion will focus on the role of low-carbon hydrogen in meeting the world’s climate goals and energy needs, as well as why hydrogen presents a profound business, social, and health opportunity (and how green hydrogen may be cheaper than many fossil fuels within five years). The event will feature opening remarks from Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, and serve as the U.S. release of his book, The Hydrogen Revolution.

For years, hydrogen was outcompeted commercially by abundant and cheap fossil fuels which were freely available and not bound to other molecules. Hydrogen was (and is) made mostly from fossil fuels for fertilizer production and refining, contributing to global warming. Recently, low-cost renewable energy, advanced technologies, and commercial tests demonstrating the ability to transport it in some existing pipelines have lowered the cost of producing and using hydrogen for heat, power, and transportation. Hydrogen offers a realistic path to decarbonize and has the potential to displace fossil fuels, even in “harder to abate” sectors. If so, it could rapidly and profoundly lower industries’ carbon burden, boost economic growth, provide greater climate and energy equity, and encourage nations to address climate change collectively.


  • Valeria Robecco, President, United Nations Correspondent Association (UNCA)


  • Marco Alverà, CEO, Snam
  • Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
  • Mark Gallogly, Co-Founder, Three Cairns Group
  • Amy Myers Jaffe, Managing Director of the Climate Lab, The Fletcher School, Tufts University


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

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