Hydrogen for home heating is a dead end solution.

Massachusetts’ natural gas distribution companies (Eversource and National Grid) want to add hydrogen to your home heating gas supply. A new report makes plain this is a bad idea. Using our state’s shiny new wind turbines to produce enough green hydrogen to allow us to put that H2 gas into the utilities’ pipelines and then burn it to heat our homes is “a dead-end climate solution that will fail to meet our state mandated emissions reduction goals at huge costs to ratepayers.” Listen to the report’s authors discuss the issue.

The reading list:

·      The Climate Minute; Hyping Hydrogen

·      The Climate Minute: Dont mix H2 and gas!

·      The Climate Minute: Hydrogen is a scheme to keep utilities in business

·      The Climate MInute: Big Ideas for Hydrogen

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 that protects environmental justice communities.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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