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The future of energy is changing and we’re changing with it. Our sights are set on providing sustainable energy options for our customers. One of the options we’re pursuing is low-carbon hydrogen, and its incredible benefits and uses.

Hydrogen is emerging as a key player in the energy industry to decarbonize sectors like heavy transportation, marine vessels and high-temperature industrial processes.

What Is Hydrogen Energy?

Hydrogen, like electricity, is an energy carrier that doesn’t emit any CO2 when it’s used. It can be produced at large scale, stored for short or long durations to meet peak energy needs in winter, and transported. Hydrogen can be used in many of the diverse ways that fossil fuels are used today.

“Green hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel that can help with our transition to green, renewable energy in circumstances where fossil fuels cannot easily be replaced,”

Tory Rushton, Nova Scotia Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables

Benefits & Uses


Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have a longer range than battery electric vehicles, making them a more practical choice for long-distance travel. Fueling is much quicker than charging a battery. It takes only a few minutes to refill a hydrogen tank, compared to hours to recharge a battery.

Heating and Power

Hydrogen can be used in various ways to provide heat, including for space heating and hot water. Hydrogen doesn’t emit any GHGs when it’s burned, making it a highly attractive alternative to traditional fossil fuels.

Industrial Applications

Hydrogen is a versatile fuel source with many benefits for industry. It has the ability to produce very high temperatures when burned, and can be stored for long durations – ideal for a range of industrial applications.

Technology & Solutions


Green Hydrogen

Green hydrogen is produced by using renewable electricity, such as wind or solar power, to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen in an electrolyzer. Overall, green hydrogen has the potential to play a significant role in the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy system


Hydrogen Blending

Like natural gas, hydrogen is a gaseous fuel that can be combusted to produce heat. Hydrogen can be safely blended into the natural gas distribution system to reduce GHG emissions associated with the use of natural gas.


Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is a type of gas that comes from organic sources, such as agricultural or food waste, sewage, and landfill gas. RNG is produced by capturing and upgrading biogas – a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide that is released when organic matter decomposes.

RNG can be used as a substitute for traditional natural gas. It is considered renewable because it’s produced by capturing methane that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

Our Commitment, Plans and Progress

As energy transitions, natural gas will continue to be an important part of Nova Scotia’s energy mix for years to come. Eastward Energy remains committed to providing our customers with safe, reliable, and convenient natural gas. We are equally committed to offering new energy solutions that support Nova Scotia’s transition to net-zero emissions.


Frequently Asked Questions

About Hydrogen

  • Is hydrogen safe?

    The safety of our customers and the communities we serve is of the utmost importance at Eastward Energy. Hydrogen can be used safely in a variety of applications when stored and handled properly. Like many other types of energy, it can be dangerous if not handled properly.

  • Will hydrogen impact my natural gas appliances?

    No. Extensive research has concluded that natural gas that’s enriched with up to 20% hydrogen mantains the saferty and performance of natural gas appliances like furnaces, boilers, stoves and BBQs.

  • Is hydrogen blending being used in other locations outside of Nova Scotia?

    Several hydrogen blending projects are currently operating in Canada, Europe, Asia and Hawaii. In fact, some natural gas distribution systems in Asia and Hawaii have been safely blending hydrogen with natural gas for many years.

  • What is the benefit of blending hydrogen with natural gas?

    Blending reduces the GHG intensity of the gas used by natural gas appliances, thus creating a lower carbon energy for customers.

About Eastward Energy & Hydrogen Production

  • Hydrogen Deployment Project At Eastward Energy

    Eastward Energy’s proposed Halifax Hydrogen Deployment (H2D) Project would develop a local source of low-carbon hydrogen and be a catalyst for the development and scaling of a hydrogen hub in the Halifax region.

    The H2D Project is proposed to be located in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park. Hydrogen produced at the facility would be blended into the local natural gas distribution system and used for heavy transportation applications in the Halifax area.

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