In its continuing series on key energy transition topics, Reed Smith lawyers discuss the latest developments in hydrogen regulations and transmission in the February 2023 edition of Pratt’s Energy Law Report, published by LexisNexis.

Hydrogen Regulations by Jurisdiction and Changing Transmission Systems—Part I

This article explores how the climate crisis has become a central policy driver in many jurisdictions, with regulators coming to the view that clean hydrogen may provide the necessary solution to reach the targeted levels of decarbonization, as set by such international treaties as the Paris Agreement, and as discussed at COP27. The article further examines how, in the last few years, legislators have stepped up their efforts by launching new transition strategies and systems centered around hydrogen power.

A copy of the article as it appears in the February 2023 Energy Law Report (pdf) is available to the public exclusively on this website. Authors are Simone Goligorsky, Simon Grieser, Colette D. Honorable, Eric Lin, Adela Mues, Debra A. Palmer, Hagen Rooke, Nicolas Walker, Karim Alhassan, Albertine Aquenin, Nicole Cheung, Tufayel Hussain and Zahir Sabur. This is Part 1 of the hydrogen article; Part II, the conclusion of the article, will appear in the subsequent edition.

The latest piece follows a special January 2023 edition of the Energy Law Report written entirely by Reed Smith lawyers from the firm’s global Energy and Natural Resources Group on 2023’s most important energy transition topics.