Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation backed Governor Tom Wolf’s efforts to make Pennsylvania a leader in developing clean hydrogen and ensure Pennsylvania’s competitiveness to be a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub through an investment by the US Department of Energy.
The bipartisan statement of support signed by the congressional delegation and Governor Wolf highlights Pennsylvania’s shared commitment to expand and modernize our industrial and manufacturing base with less carbon-intensive forms of energy.
“If Pennsylvania can achieve the goal of becoming one of our nation’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs, we will bring jobs and economic growth and lay a foundation for an industrial and manufacturing sector that can continue to compete in today’s economy,” said Governor Wolf.
Pursuing this opportunity will promote the creation of clean jobs in Pennsylvania while supporting the Biden Administration’s commitment to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
“Pennsylvania has all the building blocks it needs to be successful in this new energy ecosystem: a competitive advantage in energy production, promising geology for permanently storing carbon dioxide, a diverse economy with a strong industrial base and highly skilled workforce, and a commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
“Hydrogen offers the potential to decarbonize industries like steel-making, heavy transportation, and manufacturing. It also provides the opportunity to use Pennsylvania’s abundant energy resources to produce hydrogen and provide good-paying jobs. Pennsylvania has been an energy powerhouse and a leader in new energy technologies for decades and we once again have the resources, the know-how, and the engagement from the private sector to continue leading the way,” said Congressman Mike Doyle.
“That is why I authored the Hydrogen Hubs provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and am excited to work with my delegation colleagues to ensure that Pennsylvania is a Clean Hydrogen Hub. Together we can build a prosperous and cleaner future for our state.”