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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Mapping the Cost of Widespread CCUS Adoption

Mapping the Cost of Widespread CCUS Adoption

New Ohio River Valley Institute research finds that the broad-scale adoption of carbon capture, use, and sequestration (CCUS) would come with a price tag upwards of $100 billion dollars per year. A bevy of proposed legislation in Congress would hoist that bill on...

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Hydrogen 101

Hydrogen 101

In the last few months, hydrogen has garnered serious hype across the Ohio Valley as the zero-emissions fuel of the future. But should proponents’ claims be taken at face value? Is more skepticism warranted? What is hydrogen, really, and what are its uses and...

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