By Phred Dvorak
November 5, 2023
From the article:
Not everyone sees the participation of oil and gas companies in building a hydrogen industry as a good thing.
If hydrogen is made from natural gas, that gives fossil fuel producers another excuse to keep pumping, many critics say. Others warn that capturing and burying carbon dioxide to get rid of the emissions associated with hydrogen production is expensive and might not prove as effective or safe as advertised.
“If you’re not using total renewables [in the production of hydrogen], then you’re doing less than” what’s needed, said Robert Bullard, an urban-planning and environmental-policy professor at Texas Southern University, during a lecture on carbon capture in Houston.