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Hydrogen Rising: It Really Is Infrastructure Week! Congress Passes Historic Infrastructure Bill Offering Massive Opportunities for The Build out Of the Hydrogen Economy [PODCAST]

Late Friday night, 5 November 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bipartisan basis in favor of the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), sending the landmark and signature piece of legislation to President Biden for his signature. The US$1.2 trillion bill includes US$550 billion in new spending, touching all aspects of infrastructure in America.  

And the growing hydrogen industry is a big winner in the IIJA.  

In this episode of Hydrogen Rising, co-hosts David Wochner from K&L Gates and Sandra Safro from the Edison Electric Institute are joined by Laurie Purpuro, Government Affairs Advisor at K&L Gates and former Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, to discuss the politics of what just happened, and to review each provision of the IIJA that will benefit the hydrogen industry.  From clean buses and ferries to electrolyzer investment to US$8 billion for clean hydrogen hubs to vehicle fueling infrastructure, there is something in the new law that will benefit nearly every aspect of the hydrogen value chain. Importantly, the new law includes a definition of “clean hydrogen” that will lead some industry participants to cheer, while likely igniting frustration in others.  

It's all here! Listen in as we walk through the new law provision-by-provision.

 

 

Copyright 2022 K & L GatesNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 316
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About this Author

David Wochner, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Practice Area Leader

Mr. Wochner has advised, represented and advocated on behalf of clients on natural gas, LNG and oil related matters, including natural gas and oil commodity and pipeline transportation issues, LNG imports and exports, and natural gas as a transportation fuel, before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Departments of Energy, Transportation and the Interior, EPA and on Capitol Hill. He served as lead Washington counsel on behalf of a major international drilling company in multiple Congressional and federal agency investigations and hearings related to the...

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Laurie B. Purpuro, Government Affairs Advisor, KL Gates, Law Firm
Government Affairs Advisor

Ms. Purpuro is a government affairs advisor in the firm’s Public Policy and Law group. She focuses on energy policy.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Purpuro served as senior policy advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. She has more than 10 years experience on Capitol Hill working for Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) as Deputy Chief of Staff, and for Congressman Jim Saxton (R-NJ) and Congressman Bob Davis (R-MI) as Legislative Director.  Ms. Purpuro has advised members of Congress on issues including the environment, energy, tax...

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