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Governance and Institutional Design Will Be Critical to Growing a Clean Hydrogen Economy

Joseph Majkut of CSIS writes on clean hydrogen’s role in reaching climate goals.

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The C3 Take
  • According to some net-zero estimates clean hydrogen production will need to grow by a factor of 60 to reach zero emissions by 2050.
  • Under the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure deal, the Department of Energy was awarded funding to establish several key clean hydrogen demonstration projects.
  • The growth of our clean hydrogen industry will rely on private sector involvement and principled and smart government investments.

“The long-term prospects for hydrogen in the United States will depend on more than how well DOE administers hydrogen hubs. Without a broader market shift toward hydrogen and long-term policies to back that shift, whatever success the agency can spur through the hub program will be muted.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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