Transition to zero-net emissions for Qatar: A policy based on hydrogen and direct air capture development

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We assess different scenarios for a transition to zero-net emissions in Qatar. The key technologies involved in the transition include electric mobility, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and direct air capture. Our numerical simulations show that Qatar should i) start immediately to foster hybrid and electric cars for mobility, ii) develop electricity generation from solar sources, iii) develop carbon-free hydrogen production, iv) introduce carbon capture and storage in all industrial sectors and, v) develop actively direct air capture with carbon capture and storage to produce emission permits to be sold on an international carbon market. We estimate that new exports of carbon-free hydrogen and emission permit sales could compensate the revenue losses of gas exports expected in a global zero-net emissions context.

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