Hydrogen 'a huge opportunity' to replace fossil fuels, says U.S. energy secretary

by Reuters
Friday, 28 May 2021 17:00 GMT

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shut down during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque     

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U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited an Air Liquide facility in Texas that produces hydrogen on Friday

La Porte, Texas, May 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called hydrogen "a huge opportunity" for the oil and gas sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Granholm visited an Air Liquide facility in Texas that produces hydrogen, a clean-burning gas that environmentalists say could replace fossil fuels and help reduce global warming. The Biden administration wants the United States to advance lower-carbon fuels and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba Editing by Marguerita Choy)