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Hydrogen: Hype or a Glide Path to Decarbonizing Natural Gas?

  • 25 Aug 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom 11 am Eastern
  • 429


Hydrogen has been in and out of the news for the past two decades as a fuel for fuel cell electric vehicles and power generation. Not a day goes by without a story on how green hydrogen may decarbonize the transportation, electric power, and heating sectors. Tom Russo, President of Russo on Energy LLC, takes a hard look at what’s different this time around and whether policymakers are relying too much on green hydrogen to attain their goals. He’ll review blue hydrogen and green hydrogen production and look at the opportunities and barriers of blending hydrogen in the natural gas grids in the U.S. and European Union. He’ll also explore the role of federal and state programs needed to incentivize increased blue and green hydrogen production and use in by pipelines, gas utilities, and gas-fired generators to decarbonize the natural gas industry.  

Tom Russo is an Energy and Environmental expert with 30+ years of FERC regulatory experience and knowledge of energy infrastructure, environmental impact assessment, markets, and physical/cybersecurity. He is a strategist that explains complex subjects to clients and helps them make decisions. Mr. Russo also writes an energy and environmental column for the Climate & Energy Journal published by Wiley, is an Associate Fellow at the R Street Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs teaching Global Energy Security, Global Energy Markets, and International & Environmental Regulations.

The Zoom webinar is free to members. Non-members can join for $20 entitling participation in NCAC-USAEE for the remainder of 2020. Registration will close on the prior business day, August 24. Registrants will receive a Zoom link at the close of business on August 24. Opportunity for questions using the Q&A function of Zoom.

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