Biden announces $7 billion for hydrogen hubs

 October 14, 2023

President Joe Biden is putting aside $7 billion for a program that will have as its goal the development and production of hydrogen fuel. 

This was announced by the White House in a press release that it published on Friday, Oct. 13.

It is clear that this is in furtherance of the left's agenda to move away from fossil fuels, a move that they claim is necessary to slow down climate change.

To their critics, this is merely the Biden administration's latest boondoggle.

The details:

The White House's press release begins:

Today, President Biden and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm are announcing seven regional clean hydrogen hubs that were selected to receive $7 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to accelerate the domestic market for low-cost, clean hydrogen.

Later on in the press release, the White House explains what exactly will be going on at these seven regional clean hydrogen hubs, which are located in California, Washington, Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Illinois.

The press release states:

Collectively, the hubs aim to produce more than three million metric tons of clean hydrogen per year, thereby achieving nearly one third of the 2030 U.S. clean hydrogen production goal. Together, the seven Hydrogen Hubs will eliminate 25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from end uses each year—an amount roughly equivalent to combined annual emissions of over 5.5 million gasoline-powered cars. The nearly $50 billion investment is one of the largest investments in clean manufacturing and jobs in history.

This is part of how the White House is selling this $7 billion expenditure to the American people.

The White House also claims that the project will help to "strengthen energy security, bolster domestic manufacturing, create healthier communities, and deliver new jobs and economic opportunities across the nation."

Is this really the solution?

First off, opponents of the left's climate change agenda will argue that nothing that man could do will stop the climate from changing - something that it has done since the beginning of time.

Furthermore, even if one were to assume that man can stop the climate from changing, critics further argue that it is not going to happen if some of the world's leading greenhouse gas producers - such as China - do not take steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions; And, there is no indication that China is doing so.

But, putting these lines of argument off to the side, there are many who believe that hydrogen, in particular, will not do what the Biden administration claims that it will do.

Fox7 reports, "Some environmentalists call hydrogen a false solution because it frequently relies on natural gas as a fuel source."

If true, this would appear to undermine Biden and the Democrats' plan.

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