Renewable Hydrogen Questions and Answers

5 Things You Need To Know About Hydrogen

1.Hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth.

2.Hydrogen and fuel cells can be used in a broad range of applications

3.Fuel cells are similar to batteries in that they produce electricity without combustion or emissions.

4.Similar to today’s gasoline vehicles, fuel cell electric cars can have a driving range of more than 300 miles on one tank of hydrogen fuel.

5. More than 40 public retail hydrogen fueling stations are online in California, with plans to install 100. There are also several stations ready to open up in the Northeast


Milestones Achieved During Covid

The federal response to renewable hydrogen has mainly centered on research and development of new technologies. Given how far and fast we need to act to meet the 2030 IPCC carbon emission reduction targets, it is unlikely that research and development of new technologies will be at scales large enough to help significantly by 2030. The US needs infrastructure development policies—for example, a “hydrogen highway” plan and funding. National carbon intensity standards for vehicles and pipeline gas. The one policy that does exist in some form is federal money for low emission buses, that could be structured to be more friendly to hydrogen bus fleets.

Becoming A Member Matters

As we continue to grow, the combination of diversity and common purpose will prove to be an irresistible force for launching the new industry. In addition to filling out the membership in these sectors, RHA is actively recruiting hydrogen vehicle manufacturers and environmental groups. If your organization is not a member of RHA, please consider joining—help us be the voice for developing clean fuels from renewable electricity.