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.
- Canary Media: Biden to halt solar tariff threat for two years
- NRDC: Hydrogen Beta Testing Must Ensure Climate-Alignment
- U.S. Department of Energy: DOE Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $8 Billion Program for Clean Hydrogen Hubs Across U.S.
- Canary Media: Which states will win out on $9.5B in federal clean hydrogen funding?
- Canary Media: Massive green hydrogen hub in Utah wins $504M federal loan guarantee
- Austrian World Summit 2022
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