Transformative technologies often need a push by public institutions before going mainstream. Whether it’s in Washington D.C. or down the street at city hall, elected officials are setting priorities and roadmaps for our shared future, often working hand-in-hand with businesses to do so.
In “A Hydrogen World,” the penultimate episode of our second season, we take a look at how Japan’s government is pushing the country forward on a path to clean energy – clean hydrogen energy, that is. We’ll visit a million-dollar hydrogen fueling station, take a ride in a Toyota Mirai and learn how Japan is taking a chance on a technology still associated with atom bombs and Hindenburg.
Let’s just say, the strategy is definitely not cheap.