The Canadian Federal Government published a Hydrogen Strategy for Canada, in December 2020, to accelerate the development of « clean » or « low carbon » hydrogen projects, despite the lack of adequate definition. The Department of Finance Canada later undertook consultations to define « carbon intensity tiers for clean hydrogen » projects eligibility to receive Clean Investment Tax Credits. In this submission, the Hydrogen Science Coalition (HSC) proposes an objective, quantified and independent definition of « clean » hydrogen based on four key criteria to ensure it is compatible with the IPCC 1.5oC limit to global warming.

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Whitmore, J., Cebon, D., Martin, P., 2023. Comments on the Canadian Federal Government’s proposed Clean Hydrogen Investment Tax Credit and the definition of « Clean » Hydrogen, Hydrogen Science Coalition, Comments submitted to the Department of Finance Canada, January 6 2023.