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An overview of the socio-economic impacts of the green hydrogen value chain in Southern Africa
Department of Chemistry, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8980-7534
Department of Chemistry, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Centre for Research and Development, and Clara Barton School of Nursing, Welwitchia Health Training Centre, Windhoek, Namibia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0899-2185
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Namibia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8474-874X
2022 (English)In: Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, ISSN 1021-447X, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 12-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The green hydrogen economy offers synthetic green energy with significant impacts and is environmentallyfriendly compared to current fossil-based fuels. Exploration of green hydrogen energy in Southern Africa isstill in the initial stages in many low-resourced settings aiming to benefit from sustainable green energy. Atthis early stage, potential benefits to society are yet to be understood. That is why the socio-economic impactof green hydrogen energy must be explored. This paper reviews the current literatures to describe the po-tential socio-economic effects in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The review sup-ports the view that green hydrogen will be beneficial and have great potential to revolutionise agriculturaland industrial sectors, with advanced sustainable changes for both production and processing. This paperalso examines how sustainable green hydrogen energy production in Southern Africa will provide economicvalue in the energy export sector around the world and support climate change initiatives. Further, it discussesthe impacts of the green hydrogen value addition chain and the creation of green jobs, as well as the needfor corresponding investments and policy reforms. It is also noted that the green hydrogen economy cancontribute to job losses in fossil fuel-based industries, so that the workforce there may need re-skilling to takeup green jobs. Such exchanges may deter efforts towards poverty alleviation and economic growth in SADC.

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Cape Town: University of Cape Town , 2022. Vol. 33, no 3, p. 12-21
Keywords [en]
Green Jobs, SADC, Sustainable Fuel
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Energy Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206517DOI: 10.17159/2413-3051/2022/v33i3a12543ISI: 000944783400002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85141165349OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-206517DiVA, id: diva2:1749575
Available from: 2023-04-10 Created: 2023-04-10 Last updated: 2023-04-11Bibliographically approved

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