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West Virginia leaders, fossil fuel companies chase federal hydrogen hub opportunity that opponents say is uneconomic

By Mike Tony, Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia leaders have made a key step toward making the state the potential site of a regional hub for massive federal investments to support the White House’s plan to decarbonize the industrial sector.

Critics of the plan want them to take a step back and consider alternatives, arguing that the plan to cut emissions from carbon-intensive goods like cement and steel would waste taxpayer subsidies by backing uneconomic technologies and fail to adequately cut carbon emissions.

A coalition formed by a majority of West Virginia’s congressional leaders and Gov. Jim Justice submitted a formal proposal to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s competition for a hydrogen hub funded by the agency…

To read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/energy_and_environment/wv-leaders-fossil-fuel-companies-chase-federal-hydrogen-hub-opportunity-that-opponents-say-is-uneconomic/article_adc08986-fad0-538f-a15f-0c68bf38f822.html

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