Weekend Reads: Green Hydrogen's Hurdles; Manure-Powered Energy - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions, Utilities, Sourcing Renewables  -  April 27, 2024

Weekend Reads: Green Hydrogen's Hurdles; Manure-Powered Energy

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:

Green hydrogen’s hype hits some very expensive hurdles (Forbes)  Clean hydrogen has been heralded as a carbon-free fuel that’s key to efforts to remediate the climate crisis. It would help clean up dirty industries like chemical and steel production, be a source of clean transportation fuel and help the U.S. hit a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But getting things started isn’t going so well. After years of hype, fundraising, and billions of dollars of federal support to get a green hydrogen market off the ground, there’s growing pessimism over how fast the carbon-free fuel can ramp up.

Weather-related power outages rising (Climate Central)  Climate Central analyzed U.S. power outage data between 2000 and 2023, as reported by utility companies. Major outages are events that affect at least 50,000 customers (homes or businesses) or interrupt service of 300 megawatts or more. 

WEBINAR: Climate Regulations Are Coming – Are You Ready? (EnergyCap)  It's in the news everywhere, more climate regulations and mandates passing every day. In today's ever-changing regulatory landscape, businesses need to stay up to date on the latest climate regulations and best practices for compliance. Attend EnergyCAP’s latest webinar where leading experts, Jessica Pransky, Principal Analyst at Verdantix, and Amber Artrip, VP of Marketing with EnergyCap, demystify the evolving landscape of environmental compliance and arm you with tactics and tools to comply. REGISTER HERE

Brookings facility using natural gas from cattle manure is first of several planned by utility (South Dakota Searchlight)  A new facility sending renewable natural gas made from dairy cattle manure to local energy customers could be the first of several such plants, a utility company said Monday while celebrating Earth Day.

Raiders to provide electric vehicle charging stations at Allegiant Stadium (Fox5 Las Vegas)  The Las Vegas Raiders will offer electric vehicle charging stations at Allegiant Stadium through a partnership with NV Energy. The power company deemed the agreement a “monumental stride towards sustainable transportation and tourism” in a media release. 

4 lessons from the renewables playbook for today’s clean infrastructure boom (World Economic Forum)  Globally, we’ve entered an exciting period for next generation clean infrastructure but we’re not getting steel in the ground fast enough to meet our net zero goals. To match the urgency of our climate emergency, we must find ways to accelerate the deployment of cutting-edge carbon management technologies, especially for hard-to-abate emissions.

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