U.S. Senator Chris Coons, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, and Delaware clean energy leaders participated in a roundtable discussion on clean hydrogen technology today at the Air Liquide Innovation Campus. Sen. Tom Carper, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, also attended.
Hydrogen energy has the potential to decarbonize the manufacturing, transportation, and electric utility sectors. President Biden’s dedication to addressing the climate catastrophe will be greatly aided by the clean hydrogen investments made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, both of which were co-authored by Senator Carper.
“Clean hydrogen has the potential to boost our economy, create employment, and contribute to environmental preservation. It’s a unique opportunity for the country, and Delaware is leading the way with its cutting-edge hydrogen technology businesses, according to Senator Carper. “Provisions I created in the Inflation Reduction Act will help make that a reality. Sustainable hydrogen has a crucial role to play in attaining net-zero emissions by 2050 and establishing a clean energy future. Secretary Granholm and Secretary Walsh will continue to play a crucial role as leaders in the drive to execute this historic law and support our country’s investments in clean hydrogen technologies. I’m honored to invite them to Delaware to talk about this crucial problem for our state, our country, and the environment.
“I’m delighted to welcome Secretaries Granholm and Walsh to Delaware to observe the possibilities for union workers to drive the energy transition. According to Senator Coons, Delaware is demonstrating that the production of clean hydrogen can be economically feasible and result in well-paying union employment for at least the next 60 years. “Delaware’s unions, dependable energy suppliers, and clean technology will play a crucial part in our nation’s transition to green energy.”
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Secretary Walsh and Secretary Granholm to the First State. To ensure a future powered by renewable energy, we must all collaborate, according to Representative Blunt Rochester. “How the Biden-Harris administration, Congress, and companies can work together to develop creative and sustainable methods to produce renewable energy sources and create well-paying employment at the same time was the focus of today’s discussion. I had the opportunity to participate firsthand in the development of many of the clean energy provisions that were incorporated into the historic Inflation Reduction Act as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Energy Subcommittee, including some of the strongest clean energy tax credits that will safeguard American workers’ rights and encourage the domestic production of clean energy here in the country. As we strive to pave the path for a brighter and cleaner future, making Delaware the First State in more ways than one, it was a joy to welcome Secretaries Granholm and Walsh.
The Biden Administration is aware of clean hydrogen’s great potential as a source of new jobs, a means of reviving communities, and a critical weapon in the battle against global warming. According to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, “We are extremely appreciative of Air Liquide and the whole Delaware delegation for their commitment to promoting innovation to promote our sustainable energy future.
According to U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, “Under President Biden, the economy has added a record number of jobs and businesses are investing in America again.” “With the funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, thousands of well-paying manufacturing and renewable energy jobs will be created in Delaware and across the nation. The Department of Labor will continue to provide on-the-job safeguards, worker empowerment, and fair access to new opportunities in expanding industries as we execute these crucial pieces of legislation and combat the climate catastrophe.
“It is an honor for us to participate in the great success of the Inflation Reduction Act. It is a loud and obvious indication that the United States is serious about renewable energy technology and the employment it may provide for citizens. With the proper public policies in place, we are better positioned to provide hydrogen’s advantages to our environment, economy, and workforce, said Marcelo Fioranelli, CEO of Airgas and Air Liquide Group Vice President. Hydrogen will play a crucial part in our country’s transition to sustainable energy.
Today’s roundtable was attended by a variety of Delaware renewable energy leaders, including: Erica Nemser, CEO of Compact Membrane Systems; Mark Newman, CEO of Chemours; Tyrone Jones, Senio; Marcelo Fioranelli, CEO of Airgas, Air Liquide Group Vice President, and member of the Executive Committee; Adam Peters, CEO of Air Liquide North America; Katie Ellet, President of Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy & Mobility, North America; David Martin, from the University of Delaware College of Engineering; Dora Cheatham, Executive