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U.S. electric company Entergy Corp (ETR.N) wants to build a power plant in Texas capable of burning a combination of natural gas and hydrogen as more consumers seek to transition from dirty fossil fuels to carbon-free sources of energy.

This is just one of several hydrogen projects that U.S. utilities are developing. But before hydrogen can displace fossil fuels, analysts say governments need legislation and regulation to push energy firms to spend the billions needed to reduce the cost of producing clean or green hydrogen. read more

Entergy said in a release on Thursday that its proposed 1,215-megawatt (MW) Orange County plant will be located near Bridge City, which is close to the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Louisiana border.

Hydrogen, which produces no carbon dioxide emissions, is already used by a number of Entergy’s large industrial customers and can be stored nearby in facilities like Entergy Texas’s Spindletop storage facility.

[Scott DiSavino]

More: Entergy seeks to build natgas/hydrogen power plant in Texas

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