CEG Comments on the Clean Hydrogen Production Tax Credit within the Inflation Reduction Act
November 2, 2022 by Seth Mullendore

CEG strongly recommends that the Treasury Department and the IRS fully account for the carbon emissions associated with powering electrolysis production of hydrogen through grid electricity and that the agencies do not allow for offsetting these emissions through market-based procurement mechanisms, such as RECs and PPAs.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Fact Sheet
October 6, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan

Clean Energy Group has published a fact sheet answering four commonly asked questions about fuel cells – what they are, what they can be used for, drawbacks, and potential benefits.

Comments on Title V Operating Permit Significant Modification Application and Compliance Statement for Proposed Standby Power Generation Facility
June 14, 2022 by Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group submitted comments opposing the development of 84 megawatts of gas combustion turbines proposed by Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for its main wastewater treatment facility in Newark, New Jersey.

Clean Energy Group Response to RFI on Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy
March 18, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan

Comments submitted in response to DOE’s RFI regarding the implementation and structure of a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement to fund regional hydrogen hubs. This submission reflects several of CEG’s concerns with the H2Hub program.

Response in Opposition to the Independent Power Producers of New York Petition to Establish a “Zero Emissions” Energy System Program Under the New York State Clean Energy Standard
November 16, 2021 by Clean Energy Group, Earthjustice, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sierra Club

CEG joined two dozen organizations in drafting and submitting a response to the New York Public Service Commission in opposition to a proposed “zero emissions” program that would make technologies like hydrogen combustion and renewable natural gas eligible under New York State’s Clean Energy Standard.

PEAK Coalition et al Comments on New York City Astoria Gas Plant Replacement
September 14, 2021 by Cchaya CDC, Clean Energy Group, Earthjustice, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sierra Club, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE

These comments explain how the proposed Astoria Gas Plant replacement project proposed by NRG in New York City is inconsistent with New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act emissions reduction mandates. The comments were drafted in response to the issuance of a Draft Title V Air Permit and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Five Reasons to Be Concerned About Green Hydrogen
September 7, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan

While hydrogen might have a valid role to play in deep decarbonization of the heavy transport or industrial sectors, runaway plans to use it extensively in the power sector have the potential to jeopardize the health of environmental justice communities, not to mention renewable energy goals.

Assessment of Potential Energy Storage Alternatives for Project 2015A in Peabody, Massachusetts
July 28, 2021 by Strategen

This briefing paper assesses the viability of battery storage as a replacement for a proposed gas and oil peaker power plant in Peabody, Massachusetts. It examines the cost-effectiveness and public health implications of developing battery storage as an alternative solution to the proposed fossil-fuel power plant, known as Project 2015A.

Comments in Response to the DOE Hydrogen Program Request for Information on the Viability of Hydrogen Demonstration and Deployment Projects
July 14, 2021 by Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group submitted a response to DOE’s request for information regarding potential hydrogen demonstration and deployment projects, raising concerns about the recent wave of support for “clean” hydrogen development. The response details multiple critical issues that have not been adequately addressed in the rush to portray hydrogen as an emissions-free solution for the energy sector.