Make sure tax dollars go to hydrogen projects that are truly clean

What's At Stake

The fossil fuel industry champions hydrogen as a clean energy solution, but the truth is that hydrogen is most often produced from methane gas. Hydrogen production contributes more climate pollution today than the entire nation of Germany. Subsidies for dirty hydrogen projects threaten to lock in more fossil fuel production and increase climate and health-harming pollution. 

The Inflation Reduction Act unleashed an unprecedented amount of money for hydrogen tax credits. Oil and gas giants and other companies with schemes for making dirty hydrogen are vying for these subsidies. Decisions that the Biden administration makes in the next few months will determine whether that money exacerbates the climate crisis or not. 

This is why we were relieved that the Biden administration’s new guidance for which types of hydrogen facilities are eligible for tax credits recognizes the real impacts of producing hydrogen. The guidance is deliberate in encouraging truly clean hydrogen – but we need to make sure it stays that way.  

Tell the US Treasury and Department of Energy that we need to finalize strong guidance to ensure that taxpayer dollars go to truly clean hydrogen production, not to facilities that would drive us deeper into the climate crisis.

With hundreds of billions of tax dollars on the line, the fossil fuel industry, the nuclear industry, and a host of other corporate interests are lobbying hard to weaken this guidance and make dirty hydrogen projects eligible for these subsidies. Tell the Biden administration to ensure that the tax credits are only available for truly clean hydrogen.

An Air Products and Chemicals Inc. carbon capture and blue hydrogen facility in Port Arthur, Texas.
An Air Products and Chemicals Inc. carbon capture and blue hydrogen facility in Port Arthur, Texas. (David Goldman / AP)

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