"The hydrogen hubs are a testament to what can be achieved when policy meets innovation. But this is just the starting line. We must remain unwavering in our commitment to policy evolution, infrastructure development, community involvement, and relentless innovation if we hope to unlock the full decarbonization potential of clean hydrogen."
"In some cases, new fossil fuel infrastructure could still lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to previous practices. Replacing wood and other biomass fuels with liquid propane for rural home cooking would reduce emissions and improve air quality. Deploying natural gas for local industry would be better than burning (also known as flaring) or releasing (also known as venting) the gas into the atmosphere in many cases."
"Meaningful climate progress can only be accomplished with responsible federal spending. Growing government and saddling future generations with more debt, as programs like the Climate Corps would do, will only stymie economic and environmental progress."
For more than a century, the Jones Act has inflated energy costs, increased emissions, and undermined national security. Reducing barriers to trade and eliminating protectionism are wins for the planet and its people.
The National Flood Insurance Program puts a significant strain on the federal budget and taxpayers. Instead of renewing it and hoping for the best, lawmakers should update the program as quickly as possible.
As the country looks to reduce climate risk and the size of the federal debt, the U.S. will need principled lawmakers like Congressman Lamborn to offer solutions that reduce risk in an economically viable and sustainable way.
"Clean energy infrastructure projects need to educate communities on risks and benefits, and engage residents early or they risk existential setbacks, said Sanya Carley, co-director of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania."