Hydrogen – and the essential role of pipelines in a lower-emissions energy future

To help move the energy conversation forward, CEPA continues with our Pipelines In-focus video blog series that delves deeper into many of the most pressing issues and opportunities facing Canada’s pipeline industry. We’re speaking with some of the foremost experts on pipelines and energy, coming from government, academia, industry, technology and elsewhere. These are frank conversations with real experts.

There has been a lot of talk in the energy conversation lately about hydrogen and for good reason.

As countries, companies, and end users around the world are looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions, finding solutions that are affordable, scalable and adaptable is a big challenge. That’s where hydrogen comes in.

Hydrogen is emerging as an alternative to traditional non-renewable energy sources. Natural gas will play a big part of this phenomenon as a primary source of hydrogen. With one of the world’s richest basins of natural gas and the expertise to develop and transport it safely, Canada will continue to be a world leader in responsibly meeting growing energy demand.

In our latest Pipelines In-focus interview, CEPA’s President and CEO, Chris Bloomer, talks with Sabina Russell, Principal and Co-founder of Zen Clean Energy Solutions, a Vancouver-based consultancy specializing in hydrogen and fuel cells.

Sabina has decades of experience working in the hydrogen sector and most recently led Zen’s work developing the “Hydrogen Strategy for Canada” on behalf of the Government of Canada.

Check out the highlights from their conversation:


Hydrogen: Unlocking the potential of a global phenomenon


Hydrogen is rapidly evolving as an alternative energy source to reduce emissions, but most of it is bound up in a molecular form. Learn the “ABCs” of producing hydrogen – where it comes from and how to extract it.


Canadian pipelines: Ready for a hydrogen future


Pipelines in Canada and around the world will play an essential role in moving hydrogen to markets. Hear how they are already being used and where there is still opportunity for pipelines to do more.


Canadian hydrogen: A strategic path forward


Canada’s hydrogen strategy will be deployed in phases to ensure hydrogen can be a major component of Canada’s energy supply by 2050. Learn what steps we need to take to enact such a significant change to our energy system.


Scale. Economics. Environment: Delivering on Canada’s hydrogen opportunity


For Canada to deliver on its net zero carbon targets, all options need to be on the table. Learn more about how we need to consider the scale, economics and the environment when evaluating potential hydrogen sources.


Mapping it out: Future-proofing our infrastructure for Canada’s hydrogen vision


To achieve our hydrogen vision we need to have an eye to what the end state is going to look like. Hear what steps Canada needs to take to ensure our pipeline system is ready to meet hydrogen demand.