Senator Bob Casey expressed concerns about a proposed federal rule change in the Inflation Reduction Act that could impact Pennsylvania's involvement in the hydrogen industry. The additionality and time matching stipulations may challenge Pennsylvania's ability to fully participate in the development of the MACH2 and ARCH2 hydrogen hubs, potentially hindering the state's growth in this emerging industry.
“I have serious questions that this proposed rule will hinder our ability to produce clean hydrogen to power the U.S.’s energy future,” Mr. Casey said. “Further, it appears that this rule may cut out of the equation Pennsylvania workers and businesses that are ready and willing to lead the way on hydrogen power. Pennsylvania jobs are at stake, and I am going to keep pushing the administration to listen to Pennsylvanians, especially those in energy communities, and ensure our commonwealth is poised to take full advantage of this tax credit in the way that Congress intended.”