Recognizing “that the next 10 years will be critical to to enable wider deployment of hydrogen by scaling-up production”, the Second Hydrogen Energy Ministerial in Tokyo on September 25, 2019 indicated that “to further encourage the use of hydrogen and fuel cells in this area, it is of value to share, where appropriate, global, aspirational goals such as, but not limited to, “10 million hydrogen powered systems” and “10 thousand Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS)” in 10 years (“Ten, Ten, Ten”), as indicative, non-mandatory and collective goals to help incentivize and mobilize the private sector and investment community. Other possible examples include global or regional goals for clean hydrogen, which may be set based on individual national or state aims or mandates.”

How do these ambitions relate to the ambitions of the young organizers of the Global Climate Strike from September 20 till September 27, 2019? As Fridays for Future has indicated that CCS is out of the qeestion has there been any reference to hydrogen already? “They do worry, and they worry kind of a lot,” said Maria Ojala, an environmental psychologist at Orebro University in Sweden who conducted a study on climate concerns of high school students as the LA Times reported on September 17, 2019 on kids learning about solutions that made all the difference for Shamar Tilghman, of Trenton, N.J., who attended the Watershed Institute’s Climate Change Academy in 2018. “They sat us down and told us everything bad. It was, like, very heartbreaking,” said Shamar, who is now a senior in high school. “What really helped me is learning all the ways that we can fix it.” In particular, he said, he was excited to learn about hydrogen fuel cells that produce power for cars and buildings without burning fossil fuels and green architecture techniques that save energy and water.