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Blue Hydrogen

A fuel without a future



Despite industry claims, blue hydrogen — which is made from methane, a climate pollutant — is not the fuel of the future.

Here’s why:

  • The cost of blue hydrogen production is tied to volatile gas prices;
  • Its production relies on costly carbon capture technology that has failed to meet the industry goal in real world commercial applications;
  • Green hydrogen is increasingly competitive;
  • It doesn’t help investors or utilities to meet ESG or clean energy targets;
  • Subsidizing blue hydrogen means subsidizing pollution; and,
  • The blue hydrogen industry can’t be counted on as a jobs engine or long-term revenue source for communities.

To learn more about blue hydrogen, click on the video below or browse related content.

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