“Green” hydrogen, produced with renewable energy, will be an important tool for decarbonization. We need to use this tool correctly, in places where it is the only answer. We talk with an expert about the best uses of green hydrogen. We can begin by replacing the ‘grey’ hydrogen (derived from methane) already being used in many industries. That would be a big step all by itself. Then we can look at steel, shipping and maybe even airplanes- if battery technology doesn’t’ get there first.
The reading list:
- EarthJustice report: Reclaiming hydrogen as a renewable energy
- The Climate Minute Podcast with Sara Gerson on grey, blue and green hydrogen
- Electric airplanes
- Geothermal microdistricts
- Form Energy
- Hydrogen in International shipping
- Howarth and Jacobson: How green is blue hydrogen?
- Time Magazine questions wisdom of getting hydrogen from methane
- An example of the gas industry's hydrogen scam, at Peabody Peaker!
- NYT's Tabuchi on hydrogen from methane
- S&P podcast on blue hydrogen
- Guardian on false claims by fossil industry, exec resigns
- DeSmogBlog on blue hydrogen
- Eye opening piece on the dangers of CCS pipelines
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
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