Hydrogen threatens to drive wedge between Democrats, climate activists

September 30, 2021

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, News

Sign that reads: Break free from fossil fuels

In another push against turning to hydrogen as an alternative energy source, NYLPI Environmental Justice Director Anthony Rogers-Wright was quoted in coverage from S&P Global on why hydrogen is an ill-advised solution to reducing fossil fuel emissions:

“It’s important to be clear from the outset that while environmental justice communities and organizations accountable to them — allies like NYLPI — have no aversion to innovation, we do consider the proliferation of fossil fuel infrastructure, use and disposal — especially in environmental justice communities — anathema to climate and environmental justice,”

NYLPI is worried that hydrogen deployment will produce exactly that outcome, Rogers-Wright added. 

Some climate activist groups have been frustrated by the turn to hydrogen as a solution for decarbonization when other alternatives that do not still rely on fossil fuel — such as investing in solar — have been pushed for years.

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