Despite industry claims, blue hydrogen — which is made from methane, a climate pollutant — is not the fuel of the future.
The fossil fuel industry promises that blue hydrogen can be manufactured cleanly and contribute to climate change mitigation measures. The reality is that blue hydrogen is neither clean nor low-carbon. In addition, pursuing it will waste substantial time that is in short supply and money that could be more wisely spent on other, more effective investments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the immediate future. In short, fossil fuel-based “blue” hydrogen is a bad idea.
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