The future of energy: bet hedging with hydrogen


Watch: Laurence Johnson's talk at Designing the Future.

A race against time

Where will we get our energy for our buildings in 10 years? There are a couple of contenders and it’s worth keeping in mind that it’s not always the best candidate that wins out; remember the battle between Betamax and VHS?

As an emerging market takes shape, we need to harness the benefits of both and consider what the industry will look like against the geopolitical landscape. Here, head of our Utility & Energy Infrastructure group Laurence Johnson contemplates the future of the UK utility infrastructure, energy security and how this will influence building design.

Will hydrogen be the panacea that we need?

Recorded at our 2022 national Designing the Future event at the Royal Institution, London.