The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) today issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that two hydrogen hub projects partially located in Pennsylvania are among those that will share $7 billion in U.S. federal grants to fuel the clean-energy initiative. He announced the grants in a morning release before a public address in Philadelphia in the afternoon.
Both the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub (MACH2) planned hub for southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware, and the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) planned for western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia, were selected for funding as part of the Biden administration’s plan to tackle climate change.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program — or H2Hubs — includes up to $7 billion to establish six to 10 regional clean hydrogen hubs across America. He named seven hubs in total.
PEIA previously noted that Pennsylvania was among the best suited for hydrogen hub development because of the state’s abundant energy resources and well-developed pipeline network. That potential is now reality.
If you are writing about the announcement, please feel free to attribute the following statement to Kurt Knaus, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance:
“If anyone still had questions about the value of Pennsylvania’s energy resources, this puts them to rest. Our pipelines, energy storage facilities, and distribution systems make us the perfect choice for not one, but two hydrogen hubs. The successful and speedy transition to a clean hydrogen economy relies heavily on abundant resources, a robust energy infrastructure network, and skilled workers with the experience to build out these systems safely, quickly, and responsibly. Pennsylvania has it all. This investment will generate thousands of family-sustaining union jobs, supercharge our economy, and provide lasting environmental benefits.”
For more than eight years, the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance has advocated for the safe, responsible development of critical infrastructure. For more information: