February 28, 2024
What They Are Saying: Labor Unions, Energy Innovators, and Others Respond to Treasury’s Proposed Section 45V Clean Hydrogen Production Credit Guidance

As the public comment period closes, a diverse coalition of labor unions, energy innovators, businesses, and more called for including fugitive methane among the finalized hydrogen production pathways

With Monday’s closing of the public comment period for the U.S. Treasury Department’s proposed guidance on implementation of the Clean Hydrogen Production Credit, a diverse group of voices, including the Waste Gas Capture Initiative (WGCI), has called for fugitive methane capture—like methane emitted from active and abandoned coal mines—to be authorized as a qualifying hydrogen production pathway.

Including fugitive methane capture as a clean hydrogen production pathway is a crucial first step to ensure capture systems are effectively deployed, diversifying U.S. clean energy production, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and creating jobs in the process. Read the WGCI’s own comment letter here

Read what other groups had to say on this important issue:

AFL-CIO – Washington, D.C.

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) – Washington, D.C.

North America’s Building Trades Unions – Washington, D.C.

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) – Washington, D.C.

Growth Energy – Washington, D.C.

Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-PA)

Pittsburgh Business and Labor Community – Pittsburgh, PA (The Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Allegheny/Fayette Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, and the Pittsburgh Regional Building & Construction Trades Council)

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D)

Oberon Fuels – San Diego, CA

HYCO1 – Houston, TX

Allegheny County Airport Authority & Pittsburgh International Airport – Pittsburgh, PA

Crow Nation – Crow Agency, MT

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota– Flandreau, SD

CNX – Canonsburg, PA

Anew Climate – Houston, TX 

Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) 

About WGCI

The WGCI represents leading American energy industry partners, NGOs, and experts who are committed to recognizing the economic benefits and environmental impact of a strong mine methane capture industry. Visit wastegascapture.com and follow @WGCInitiative on X (formerly known as Twitter) and LinkedIn for more information.