The World Energy Council launched the Innovation Insights Brief: “New Hydrogen Economy – hope or hype?”. The brief contains exclusive insights based on interviews with the key global leaders across the energy sector. Interviewees answered the questions about what is new and what are the critical factors for hydrogen as a key actor of the Grand Transition. The Insights Brief provides the reader with an overview of the current state of play for hydrogen as a part of energy transition and showcases emerging opportunities in four sectors: mobility, power, heat and industry. Common to all interviews was the fact that clear and long-term energy policies, along with cross-sector cooperation are necessary for the deployment of hydrogen.