Hydrogen: the role it should - and should not - play in the clean energy transition

Hydrogen has significant, sector-spanning potential– in theory a carbon-free fuel that can be used in otherwise hard-to-decarbonize applications where fossil fuels have long been considered required. But, as always, there’s a catch. This issue brief seeks to help lawmakers better understand the role hydrogen should– and shouldn’t– play in the clean energy transition, building a framework for evaluating hydrogen legislative proposals.