Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Make a Hydrogen Society a Legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games

Source: "Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sustainability Plan, Version 1", Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, January 2017

"(...) i. Energy-efficient buildings - (...) Furthermore, we will install hydrogenstations to supply hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles. We will discuss the adoption of new technologies, including hydrogen pipelines and next-generation fuel cells, to make the Olympic Village a good example for the realisation of the hydrogen society, as a legacy of the Games, by establishing a hydrogen supply system. (...)

Example: Make a Hydrogen Society a Legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games

Hydrogen energy is next-generation low-carbon energy. Its only emission when consumed is water. To realise a hydrogen society, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is working on the promotion of hydrogen energy by encouraging the broad use of fuel-cell vehicles and developing hydrogen stations.  For the Tokyo 2020 Games, we will make the best use of hydrogen energy: Games official vehicles and buses connecting venues are to be fuel-cell vehicles, and the Olympic Village is to serve as a good example for the realisation of a hydrogen society, as a legacy of the Games, through the achievement of a hydrogen supply system by developing hydrogen pipelines. Furthermore, in cooperation with Fukushima, a prefecture affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will promote CO2-free hydrogen production using renewable energy in Fukushima Prefecture and discuss its use at the Tokyo 2020 Games. With the Games as an impetus, we will encourage the broad use of hydrogen energy and hand down a hydrogen society as a legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games. (...)

v. Active adoption and use of renewable energy - (...) By making full use of renewable energy generated in regions outside Tokyo as well, we will reduce Games-related CO2 emissions in total. In May 2016, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government concluded a basic agreement on coordination and cooperation regarding the research and development of CO2-free hydrogen and renewable energy with Fukushima Prefecture and other institutions. We will promote these approaches. (...)"


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