Lauren Piette

Senior Associate Attorney Clean Energy Program

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Lauren Piette is a senior associate attorney with the Clean Energy Program. She is based in Chicago.

The Latest from Lauren Piette

March 12, 2024

In the News: The Detroit News

Hubs, environment groups square off over ‘high stakes’ hydrogen tax credit

"Treasury's proposed rule accurately reflects the high stakes of this, and the high stakes of getting the rules wrong and causing serious consequences for the climate and communities with subsidies illegally going to dirty hydrogen that really should be going to clean hydrogen."
February 28, 2024

In the News: Energy News Network

Scientists warn a poorly managed hydrogen rush could make climate change worse

“NOx emissions are not the only reason why burning hydrogen to make electricity is a bad idea — it is also wildly inefficient and hard to do. Burning green hydrogen in a gas plant to make electricity is like using a Rube Goldberg machine to strike a match. You take all this zero-carbon energy from solar and wind, use it to power an energy-hungry electrolyzer to make hydrogen, then burn that hydrogen in a gas plant to make a significantly smaller amount of electricity than you started with.”
February 8, 2024

In the News: Energy News Network

Environmental justice groups ask feds to resist weakening rules on clean hydrogen tax credit

“Treasury needs to reject the loopholes industry is demanding, which would create enormous subsidies for dirty hydrogen, lock in more fossil fuel production and use, and increase dangerous health and climate-harming pollution,”
January 31, 2024

In the News: Energy News Network

Advocates worry hydrogen hub will fuel environmental injustice in Northwest Indiana

“If we don’t get this right, if this hydrogen hub program doesn’t unfold in a way that’s equitable and different from the extractive energy programs of the past, this will just be another handout for fossil fuels that harms communities.”