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5 fossil fuel industry myths about hydrogen

January 10, 2023

In a recent webinar, speakers Sean O’Leary from the Ohio River Valley Institute, Erik Schlenker-Goodrich from the Western Environmental Law Center, and I discussed some of these concerns, including the pervasive greenwashing of hydrogen. The top five fossil fuel industry myths that have been used to greenwash irresponsible hydrogen projects include:

Myth No. 1 – Hydrogen is emissions free: While hydrogen does not produce carbon dioxide (CO2) when combusted, it does produce high amounts of the air pollutant nitrogen oxide (NOx). In fact, hydrogen produces six times the amount of NOx as natural gas when combusted.

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