An energy expert shows why hydrogen can fight climate change and become the fuel of the future    

We’re constantly told that our planet is in crisis; that to save it, we must stop traveling, stop eating meat, even stop having children. But in The Hydrogen Revolution, Marco Alverà argues that we don’t need to upend our lives. We just need a new kind of fuel: hydrogen. From transportation and infrastructure to heating and electricity, hydrogen could eliminate fossil fuels, boost economic growth, and encourage global action on climate change. It could also solve the most bedeviling aspects of today’s renewable energy—from transporting and storing wind and solar energy and their vulnerability to weather changes to the inefficiency and limited utility of heavy, short-lasting batteries.  

The Hydrogen Revolution isn’t just a manifesto for a powerful new technology. It’s a hopeful reminder that despite the gloomy headlines about the fate of our planet, there’s still an opportunity to turn things around. 

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Reader Reviews


“[An] urgent call to action.”—Nature
“Not another climate change polemic but an enthusiastic argument for hydrogen’s role in reversing it.”
“Part manifesto, part handbook, Alverà’s volume should be of interest to science buffs and environmentalists alike.”
 —Publishers Weekly
“No one company can solve the challenge of climate change. We share responsibility, not just across our direct emissions, but across our supply chain too.  We must take responsibility for the carbon footprint of our own technology and company, but we will also go beyond that. In his new book, Marco Alverà offers a clear and compelling vision and a blueprint to ensure its success.”—Satya Nadella, chairman and CEO, Microsoft
“Engaging, authoritative and very timely. Marco Alverà spells Hydrogen's critical role as an energy store in the clean power transition, and who can do what right now to kick it over the line.”—Mike Berners-Lee, author of There is No Planet B
“To achieve the climate goals from the Paris Agreement, we need a wholesale transformation of our energy system. This book sets out compellingly the role that Hydrogen plays in this transformation and is an important contribution to advance the energy transition.”  —Mark Carney
“An engaging and insightful overview of the tiny molecule that could revolutionise climate action. Like hydrogen itself, Marco Alverà is a superb connector - of ideas, approaches and practical, positive solutions.”  —Dr Gabrielle Walker
“In The Hydrogen Revolution Marco has written an invaluable explainer on hydrogen - a key to us achieving net zero. But perhaps more importantly the book is an urgent rallying call for action, a call policy-makers across the globe need to heed.”  —Peter Mandelson
“This book presents a vision for the future based on hydrogen and renewables that is clear, grounded and hopeful. It also provides crucial tools and information to fully understand the forces shaping the energy transition - and get involved.”  —Francesco La Camera, Director General of IRENA
“This book offers clear and thought-provoking ideas about the future of hydrogen. It can help inform the conversation on how to enable hydrogen to play an important role in global clean energy transitions.”  —Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director
“A comprehensive and comprehensible vision for hydrogen from a top business leader.”  —Jonathan Stern, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
“Marco Alverà paints a vibrant and achievable vision for green hydrogen's role in the transition towards a sustainable global energy system.” —Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of RMI
“A comprehensive and up to date piece of work on the compelling reality and value proposition of green hydrogen to decarbonize the hard to abate sectors, presented in an engaging, easy to read and assimilated style; a must read for all.” —Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power
“In this excellently-written and engaging book, Marco Alverà sets out an attractive vision for a hydrogen-fuelled future.” —Myles Allen, Director of Oxford Net Zero
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