US EPA drops hydrogen from power sector decarbonisation plans

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has dropped hydrogen from its power sector decarbonisation plan, focusing instead on carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

The Biden-Harris Administration has today (April 25) finalised its suite of standards to reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants, identifying CCS as “the best system of emission reduction.”

In May 2023, President Biden’s agenda added clean hydrogen and CCS technologies as potential solutions to decarbonise the power industry, however CCS will now be the focus due to it being “an available and cost-reasonable emission control technology that can be applied directly to power plants.”

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