US must deploy hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure in permitting reforms

The US needs to prioritise the deployment of hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) infrastructure as part of any bipartisan permitting reform package, according to a White House statement.

Congress should ‘address the siting of hydrogen and carbon dioxide pipelines and storage infrastructure’ and provide federal siting authority for such infrastructure, it notes.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 governs the designation of energy corridors on federal lands and covers oil, gas and hydrogen pipelines, and electric transmission lines.

“Such corridors are also suitable for carbon dioxide pipelines and need to be expanded in legislation to cover both prospectively designated and previously designated corridors,” it states.

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