The hydrogen economy

jc

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badboy2 said:
As a xociety we seem to have become chronically bad at creating infrastructure.
Ireand has, perhaps....but Ireland will neither drive nor halt whatever replaces the hydrocarbon economy.
 


badboy2

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No reason why we couldn't drive it.

We have a technically skilled workforce. Good universities (that are chronically underfunded) and an ample supply of raw materials.

If we went carbon free and proved it could work, the world would follow.

It will be far easier for small countries to make the transition than big ones.

Obviously we will need a derogation from a lot of EU directives to allow us to prioritise environmentally friendly growth.

We would need to abolish VAT on new products, zero percent corporation tax for Hydrogen companies. Zero CGT on shares in Carbon zero companies etc.

This could at the start be paid for by a carbon tax.
 

seabhcan

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No reason why we couldn't drive it.

We have a technically skilled workforce. Good universities (that are chronically underfunded) and an ample supply of raw materials.

If we went carbon free and proved it could work, the world would follow.

It will be far easier for small countries to make the transition than big ones.
Amazing how optimistic we were only 5 years ago. How things have changed.
 


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