Factor This!

Will the U.S. get green hydrogen right? One decision has big climate implications

July 17, 2023 Renewable Energy World Season 1 Episode 55
Factor This!
Will the U.S. get green hydrogen right? One decision has big climate implications
Show Notes

Green hydrogen could be a key tool to meet climate goals. It could also make things a lot worse, if we get this one critical step wrong.

The U.S. is developing rules for green hydrogen incentives as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, and the options are up for grabs.

The Biden administration faces pressure from developers, trade groups, and environmentalists over how to phase in zero carbon requirements for green hydrogen production, and new research suggests the direction it chooses could have a major impact on the climate.

Episode 53 of the Factor This! podcast features Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor and ZERO Lab lead at Princeton University, who is calling out a leading clean energy trade group for a piece of its green hydrogen agenda.

Jenkins shares how one recommendation from the American Clean Power Association could result in $200 BILLION in taxpayer subsidies responsible for 700 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Will the U.S. get green hydrogen right?

That's all next on Factor This!

Register for the GridTECH Connect Forum - Southeast event taking place in Orlando on Feb. 26 using promo code "PODCAST" to receive 10%. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for developers, utilities, and regulators to collaborate on the critical issue of interconnection.  All GridTECH Connect attendees also receive complimentary access to DISTRIBUTECH International.

Watch every new episode of the Factor This! podcast on the Renewable Energy World YouTube channel, and make sure to subscribe while you're there!