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Environmental Justice Views on Hydrogen

Environmental Justice Views on Hydrogen

Full Title: Factbook for H2Hub Stakeholders: Environmental Justice Views on Hydrogen
Author(s): Alex Kizer, Madeline Schomburg, Beth Dowdy, Ben Bajema, and Corrina Farho
Publisher(s): EFI Foundation
Publication Date: May 29, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

This EFI Foundation (EFIF) factbook highlights the perspectives of environmental justice (EJ) organizations. It reflects feedback gathered through two surveys—one targeting members of EJ communities, among others, (EJ members) and a follow-up survey focusing solely on EJ organizations (EJ groups)—as well as public letters of EJ organizations’ perspectives on hydrogen.

The factbook data show that while environmental justice groups generally support green hydrogenc in specific applications, such as in hard-to-abate sectors, concerns remain regarding hydrogen’s potential to prolong our dependence on fossil fuels, cause explosions, and create local air pollution problems. These groups also lack faith in the community benefits plan (CBP) process as a means to address major concerns. EFIF offers this factbook to support ongoing conversations among the Department of Energy (DOE), hub developers and partners, and communities. Its role in this conversation is that of an information provider. EFIF is continuing to collect data to provide a comprehensive perspective for driving open and honest engagement among all stakeholders, and its learning in this space is evolving.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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