India’s green hydrogen definition is ambitious, but also ambiguous

While the emission standard specified for the production of green hydrogen appears to go further than the US and Europe, it fails to address key gaps in the entire process.

India may have set a more stringent emission standard for the production of green hydrogen than even developed economies, as it attempts to become a major supplier of the gas seen as critical to decarbonization. Even so, the new standard lacks depth and fails to address important gaps.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy had, on Saturday, notified the “Green hydrogen standard for India”, where it outlined the emission threshold for green hydrogen production. For the gas to be certified green, it would need to have “well-to-gate” emissions of under 2 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent per kg of …


Azman Usmani

Azman writes on climate change, ESG, and how a warming world impacts businesses and people alike. Prior to The Morning Context, he led climate coverage at BloombergQuint, where he started his career as a desk writer.