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With trillions of dollars required to meet net-zero goals, states, industry leaders and investors are placing strategic bets on the emerging technologies touted as game-changers in the battle against climate change. From questions over the viability of hydrogen and carbon capture, to the formidable logistics of multiplying global renewable energy output, to the technical challenges of next-generation battery storage and nuclear power, much is riding on the major players choosing wisely. In a new series from Herbert Smith Freehills, our experts explore the key solutions touted as clean-power champions, assessing the commercial realities and technical dynamics at hand as the global energy industry races to remake itself for the post-carbon age.

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Part two

Stealing thunder – Scaling Asia wind power is harder than it looks

After a transformational decade in Europe, Asia-Pacific states are racing to ramp up wind power. It won't be easy, says the first of our two-part special

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Part one

Energy transition – Can hydrogen go from sci-fi to fact?

Hydrogen power has attracted hype and disillusion before. But with increased realism, policy support and pressing need for carbon-free energy, third time looks lucky

Chasing Zero – Energy Transition

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