Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the introduction of House Bill 4, the Hydrogen Hub Development Act,...
N.Y. hydrogen, CCS proposals could set national precedent
New York is weighing a new program to build out emerging technologies like hydrogen and carbon capture, a development that puts the state at the forefront of a national debate over the gas industry’s role in plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
In California, Louisiana and Michigan, for example, state officials are putting together net-zero road maps that are likely to flesh out exactly what carbon capture’s role should be for the power sector.
Warren Leon, executive director of the Clean Energy States Alliance, said discussions over the possible role of hydrogen, in particular, have been unfolding most quickly in New York.
“New York is the state where there is the most active discussion and debate over hydrogen, with strong views being expressed both pro and con,” he said in an email.
Consideration of a New York program for hydrogen and carbon capture is being prompted by a request from influential power generators and trade unions that say the state risks falling short of its goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity without emerging technologies.
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Bill Expanding Utility Production, Sale of Hydrogen Passes House Committee
A bill in the [Washington State] Legislature that would expand the ability of public utilities to produce, sell...