Renewable Hydrogen Questions and Answers
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5 Things You Need To Know About Hydrogen
1. Hydrogen is the most abundant and lightest 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 50 public retail hydrogen fueling stations are online, and over 11,000 fuel cell vehicles are on the road in California.
Hydrogen Progress on the National Level
Prior to 2021, the federal response to renewable hydrogen mainly centered on research and development of new technologies. That all changed in late 2021 when President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The IIJA includes $9.5 billion for a minimum of four regional hydrogen hubs around the country and hydrogen research and development. Given how far and fast we need to act to meet the 2030 IPCC carbon emission reduction targets, the IIJA jump starts the US’ development of a hydrogen ecosystem that sets us on a path to meet those targets.
Becoming A Member Matters
RHA has had phenomenal success since our founding in 2018 in breaking down barriers to growing a successful renewable hydrogen industry in the Northwest with dozens of legislative victories under our belt. Our work is key to helping states in the region meet their climate protection goals. We help grow businesses, create jobs, and reduce pollution for all people and communities across the region. If your organization is not a member of RHA, please consider joining—help us be the voice for developing clean fuels that transition the economy to a zero emissions future.