As part of its decarbonisation strategy and objective of reducing emissions by 85 percent by 2050, New York is looking at the use of green hydrogen.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday (July 8) that the state will provide $12.5 million in funding for long-term energy storage technologies and demonstration projects, which might include green hydrogen.
To aid in its decision-making, the state is collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and enlisting the help of different other industry specialists in the field of hydrogen energy.
The New York Power Authority has previously stated that it will partner with the Electric Power Research Institute, General Electric, and Airgas to conduct an industry-leading green hydrogen demonstration project on Long Island, demonstrating such capabilities.
The experiment, which will be housed in a natural gas plant owned by the New York Power Authority, will assess hydrogen’s potential for replacing fossil fuels in power generation. Pre-reviews and key learnings will be presented at the conclusion of the short-term project.
Commenting on the states great efforts to make hydrogen a key part of its ecosystem, Governor Cuomo, said, “New York is leading the way forward on protecting the environment and combating climate change.
“Part of our ongoing efforts is setting an example for other states and nations to follow. As we transition to a clean energy economy, we are exploring every resource available as a potential tool to address climate change and documenting what we find to share as part of broader national and global conversations so we can build a brighter, greener future for all.”
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, added, “New York’s nation-leading efforts to transition to a cleaner, greener economy include examining all available renewable energy options.
“This initiative will help New York lead the way to study green hydrogen and its applications as part of our decarbonisation strategy and efforts to reduce emissions and create a more sustainable future for all.”