WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams today applauded the announcement to invest $7 billion from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to seven regional clean hydrogen hubs across the nation.
“The commitment to clean hydrogen is a crucial step toward increasing the United States’ clean energy leadership and security, and the location and diversity in sources of hydrogen of these hubs demonstrate that all sectors can benefit from a clean energy economy,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “Unlocking the potential of hydrogen will strengthen local economies, create tens of thousands of good paying jobs, and ensure the U.S. continues to lead in global emissions reduction.”
Reams continued, “CRES looks forward to working alongside Congress and the administration to continue fostering clean hydrogen investments through important permitting reforms and incentives that will accelerate a cleaner future. These next steps are critical to provide affordable and reliable energy to homes and businesses across the United States.”
The seven Regional Hydrogen Hubs announced today were selected to receive $7 billion in funding from the IIJA, which CRES supported:
Appalachian Hydrogen Hub – Appalachian Region Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2): West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania
- This Hydrogen Hub anticipates creating more than 21,000 direct jobs – 18,000 in construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.
California Hydrogen Hub – Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES): California
- This Hydrogen Hub anticipates creating 220,000 direct jobs – 130,000 in construction jobs and 90,000 permanent jobs.
Gulf Coast Hydrogen Hub – HyVelocity Hydrogen Hub: Texas
- This Hydrogen Hub anticipates creating 45,000 direct jobs – 35,000 in construction jobs and 10,000 permanent jobs.
Heartland Hydrogen Hub: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
- This Hydrogen Hub anticipates creating 3,880 direct jobs – 3,067 in construction jobs and 703 permanent jobs.
Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub – Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub (MACH2): Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey
- This Hydrogen Hub anticipates creating 20,800 direct jobs – 14,400 in construction jobs and 6,400 permanent jobs.
Midwest Hydrogen Hub – Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2): Illinois, Indiana, Michigan
- This Hydrogen Hub anticipates creating 13,600 direct jobs – 12,100 in construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs.
Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub – PNW H2: Washington, Oregon, Montana
- This Hydrogen Hub anticipates creating more than 10,000 direct jobs – 8,050 in construction jobs and 350 permanent jobs.
READ MORE: With the future development of these hydrogen hubs in play, experts grapple with the most efficient and cost-effective way to transport this clean fuel. CRES Vice President of Policy and Research Richard Campbell explores a new mode for accessing the benefits of hydrogen in his Washington Times op-ed: Hydrogen by wire: Reducing the pipeline conundrum.