Rejoining Paris Pact Signals U.S. Ready To Jump Aboard Hydrogen Express

February 22, 2021

The decision by the Biden administration to rejoin the Paris agreement will likely provide a boost to the creation of a robust hydrogen fuel industry in the U.S., with the potential of providing an abundant supply of carbon-free fuel for diverse application including power generation, vehicle transportation and manufacturing, as well as a reliable source of energy storage.

“One of the advantages of hydrogen is its ability to provide benefits across applications and across sectors,” Sunita Satyapal, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, said in an interview. “There’s the real opportunity in clean energy — enabling transportation with zero emissions and a clean grid — and energy storage and industrial applications.” She said while hydrogen offers a tremendous opportunity for the U.S. to meet its climate change goals, “We need to focus on reducing the cost.”

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