Hydrogen & Carbon Capture

Blue hydrogen and carbon capture are false climate solutions & economic boondoggles

Expensive, unproven hydrogen and carbon capture technologies harm communities, cost billions, and do little to reduce climate-warming emissions, research shows.

Photo: John E. Amos coal-fired power plant in Winfield, WV. Wikimedia Commons, 2018.

“Oil and gas executives want our region to invest in costly, unproven blue hydrogen and carbon capture technologies to bail out their industries, which increasingly can’t compete with clean, low-cost alternatives.”  



Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Primer

An introduction to the economic, public safety, and climate threats of hydrogen and carbon capture development in the Ohio River Valley. 

Carbon Capture, Use, and Sequestration Would Decarbonize the Electric System...in the Worst Possible Way

With a price tag of $100 billion/year, widespread adoption of CCUS in our electric system would spark outrage if its cost showed up in our monthly bills or federal taxes.

The Ohio River Valley Hydrogen Hub: A Boondoggle in the Making

Whether the goal is emission reduction, jobs, or affordability, the proposed Ohio River Valley hydrogen hub is a bad solution that gets in the way of good ones.

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Hint: To do it really stupidly, you need HYDROGEN!

Hint: To do it really stupidly, you need HYDROGEN!

  via GIPHY OK, in fairness to everyone who has ever built a hamster wheel to generate electricity, it probably wasn’t about the electricity. It may have been about the merit badge, or your science grade, or just to satisfy your curiosity. But it almost certainly...

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“Absurd, You Say?”

“Absurd, You Say?”

  The recently signed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers coal and gas-fired power plants as well as factories and other carbon-emitting facilities a tax credit that will pay them $85 for every metric ton of carbon they capture and sequester underground. The...

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