America’s clean hydrogen economy gets a jump-start

But when it comes to getting hydrogen right for the climate, it’s all about how it’s made and what it’s used for.

On the Political Climate podcast this week:

The hydrogen debate has evolved over the past two decades, shifting from how hydrogen could be used in the auto industry toward its potential use in hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as trucking, aviation, shipping and energy-intensive heavy industry. 

Hydrogen projects are being announced and developed all over the world. Just this week, the U.S. government committed $8 billion in infrastructure funding to build out clean hydrogen hubs across the country. But not all hydrogen is created equal. Is it really a miracle fuel for deep decarbonization, or is it an overhyped climate solution that could lock in fossil fuel use?

On this episode of Political Climate, hosts Julia Pyper and Shane Skelton are joined by Rachel Fakhry, senior advocate for the climate and clean energy program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, to talk through the promises and challenges of the hydrogen economy. 

Plus, the hosts discuss President Biden’s new executive order to halt the threat of new tariffs on solar panels and boost domestic clean energy manufacturing. 

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