Renewable Hydrogen

To achieve California’s economy-wide decarbonization goals, California must explore alter-natives to fossil fuels where electrification is not practical or cost-effective. Renewable hydrogen has the potential to fill specific niches in the transportation, electricity, and industrial sectors, and can help meet California’s growing reliability need as a form of long duration or seasonal storage for renewable energy.

Recent Developments:

CEERT continues to hold informal calls among affiliates and environmental allies on hydrogen as a renewable energy source. We plan to take these meetings to the next step in 2023 with a Hydrogen Working Group that will collaborate closely with the with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) on developing a California Hydrogen Hub, with up to $2 billion in funding from DOE.

We are working with Sierra Club’s My Generation campaign on hydrogen applications at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) as part of “LA 100” and LADWP’s Strategic Long-Term Resource Plan. And we continue to meet with industry and energy developers to provide input and further connections on the use of hydrogen as a clean resource.