Marketplace: "The Steel Sector is Carbon-Intensive. 'Green Steel' Could Be a Game Changer."
RFF Fellow Aaron Bergman discusses the option of using green hydrogen to fuel the US steel market in the future.
Green hydrogen could be a way to wean raw steel production off coal, said Aaron Bergman of Resources for the Future. One barrier, though, is the limited supply of the substance...
“So in some ways, the U.S. steel market is relatively clean compared to the rest of the world,” said Aaron Bergman, a fellow at the think tank Resources for the Future.
Green hydrogen could be a way to wean raw steel production off coal, he said. “The question is, particularly to decarbonize what is a very large industry, is the scale of hydrogen — green, clean hydrogen — really available?”
Perhaps not yet, he admitted.
On the Issues — Sep 8, 2023
On the Issues: US Mining, Methane Leaks, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: US mining, methane leaks, and more.
Resources Radio — Aug 29, 2023
How Leaky is the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry?, with Eric Kort
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Media Highlight — Aug 24, 2023
Axios: "The Case Against Imminent Peak Oil Demand"
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Common Resources — Aug 22, 2023
Reviewing the Possible Approaches to Subsidize Hydrogen Demand
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