Bush’s ‘hydrogen economy’ still possible in New Mexico

October 12, 2021

Could hydrogen be the next big thing in New Mexico? The governor and the state’s energy secretary think so. Farmington is already promoting itself as a hydrogen hub. And a handful of companies are active.

We’ve been here before. In 2003 President George Bush promoted the “hydrogen economy” and passed $1.2 billion for research and development of the hydrogen car, a clean alternative to the combustion engine.

Now hydrogen is back, but the emphasis is different. More electric vehicles are in use, and now hydrogen is seen as a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. Hydrogen, which doesn’t emit carbon dioxide, could be used in transportation (planes, trains, and long-haul trucks), heavy manufacturing, and to produce electricity.

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