USEA CONSENSUS WEBINAR: Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition




1:00 – 1:05 pm

Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition Formation

The Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition (CHFC) formed to support federal clean hydrogen policies that will stimulate the adoption of clean hydrogen in the U.S. and enable the country to achieve national decarbonization objectives while increasing U.S. global competitiveness. The CHFC will discuss how and why its diverse membership came together in support of these mission objectives, and what it sees as objectives going forward.

Erik Mason

Global Head of Energy Supply and Trading, Nikola

Chair, Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition

1:05 – 1:30 pm

Applications for Clean Hydrogen

With its ability to be used as a fuel source, an industrial feedstock, or to produce and store electricity, clean hydrogen will have a critical role in accelerating decarbonization across all sectors of our economy, each of which are represented by CHFC members. This panel discussion will focus on the various methods by which clean hydrogen can be produced and utilized in a clean hydrogen economy.

Shannon Angielski (moderator)

Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition

Phil Cochrane

Senior Director, Government Affairs, bp America

Brian Hlavinka

Director, Emerging Opportunities, Corporate Strategic Development, Williams Companies

Vice Chair, Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition

Dr. Joe Hoagland

Vice President for Innovation & Research, Tennessee Valley Authority

1:30 – 1:55 pm

Clean Hydrogen Projects

CHFC members are industry leaders in the development and deployment of clean hydrogen projects across a variety of production methods and end uses.  Hear from CHFC members about the status of upcoming projects.

Shannon Angielski (moderator)

Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition

Peter Sherk

Board Member, Wabash Valley Resources

Kim Carnahan

Director, Disruption Technologies, ENGIE

Kristine Wiley

Director of Hydrogen Technology Center, Gas Technology Institute

1:55 – 2:05 pm

Clean Hydrogen: What it Means For Jobs

Scaling clean hydrogen will provide an opportunity to transition existing – and create new – skilled, high wage jobs needed to support the energy transition. CHFC members in the labor community will discuss their perspective on the role of clean hydrogen in the energy transition and what it means for union jobs.

Shannon Angielski (moderator)

Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition

Jim Brewer

North America’s Building Trades Unions

2:05 – 2:15 pm

Policy Needs to Scale Clean Hydrogen

The Biden administration has identified decarbonized hydrogen as an important component of its American Jobs Plan, and several Congressional leaders have developed or introduced legislation supporting the production of clean hydrogen.  This session will review what policy proposals currently exist and highlight policy concepts that CHFC members have identified as most beneficial to support clean hydrogen.

Neil Beup

Head of Global Government Affairs, Linde

Secretary/Treasurer, Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Discussion & Conclusion