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New York explores green hydrogen to meet its decarbonisation targets

New York explores green hydrogen to meet its decarbonisation targets

New York is exploring the potential role of green hydrogen as part of its decarbonisation strategy and goal to reduce emissions by 85% by 2050.

As part of such effort, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday (July 8) said the state will make $12.5m of funding available for long duration energy storage technologies and demonstration projects that may include green hydrogen.

The state is teaming up with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support its decision making, as well as pulling in expertise from various other industry experts in the field of hydrogen energy.

Demonstrating such expertise, it has already been confirmed that the New York Power Authority will collaborate with Electric Power Research Institute, General Electric and Airgas to undertake an industry-leading green hydrogen demonstration project on Long Island.

To be located on that the New York Power Authority natural gas plant, the project will evaluate hydrogen potential role in displacing fossil fuels from power generation. At the end of the short-term project pre-reviews will be shared as well as key learnings.

Commenting on the states great efforts to make hydrogen a key part of its ecosystem, Governor Cuomo, said, “New York is leading the way forward on protecting the environment and combating climate change.

“Part of our ongoing efforts is setting an example for other states and nations to follow. As we transition to a clean energy economy, we are exploring every resource available as a potential tool to address climate change and documenting what we find to share as part of broader national and global conversations so we can build a brighter, greener future for all.”

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, added, “New York’s nation-leading efforts to transition to a cleaner, greener economy include examining all available renewable energy options.

“This initiative will help New York lead the way to study green hydrogen and its applications as part of our decarbonisation strategy and efforts to reduce emissions and create a more sustainable future for all.”

In addition to the above, as part of the State’s efforts to assess green hydrogen’s potential role in economy-wide decarbonisation efforts, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is leading a stakeholder engagement effort to gain and share knowledge and understanding of the support hydrogen could provide for meeting the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals across multiple sectors.

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