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Bipartisan Governors’ Group Pushes Midwest Hydrogen Economy (1)

Sept. 19, 2022, 7:18 PMUpdated: Sept. 19, 2022, 10:32 PM

A bipartisan group of Midwestern governors on Monday unveiled a coalition aimed at developing hydrogen as an alternative energy source to boost the region’s decarbonization efforts, spurred by recent federal legislative action.

The governors of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin signed a memorandum of understanding creating the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition, which aims to boost investments in clean energy by identifying opportunities for advancing clean hydrogen production and use.

The states “recognize the Midwest has advantages in the production, transportation, and end-use of hydrogen to make investments in the hydrogen ecosystem attractive,” the memorandum said.

“Climate is a ...