During a City Council meeting last month, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris announced plans for the city to transition to hydrogen fuel as part of its green energy portfolio.
The Californian city, which achieved its 2010 goal of becoming the first net zero city in the world last year, wants to continue to be at the forefront of green energy and for hydrogen to play a key role in such efforts.
In order to emit fewer greenhouse gases, contributing to less pollution and cleaner air, the city’s Mayor outlined the benefits of integration hydrogen into Lancaster’s power grid and fuel energy plans.
Mayor Parris, told the Council, “Hydrogen is becoming the go-to green fuel for power generation, energy storage, fuel cell cars and anything natural gas has been used for.”
“I encourage the world to join me as Lancaster embarks on a brave new path.”
At the meeting, Mayor Parris described the latest trend towards hydrogen cars the many major manufacturers are now selling and leasing, with the expectation that many more will soon follow.
The announcement follows the Mayor’s meet with Consul General of Japan last month to discuss the global effort in the creation of a ‘Global Hydrogen Society’.
“It’s incredibly exciting that Lancaster is going to be the pinnacle of a hydrogen-powered society for the nation,” Mayor Parris concluded.