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.
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