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U.S. Funds L.A. Green Hydrogen Hub

Posted on 10/13/2023
Aerial view of the harbour.

On October 13, 2023, the White House announced $7 billion for development of America's first clean hydrogen hubs, up to $1.2 billion of which will go directly to California, thanks to the strong support of Los Angeles for green hydrogen and clean energy.

Two-and-a-half years ago, Council President Krekorian introduced a motion in Council in support of legislation then pending in Sacramento, committing the State of California to inclusion of Green Hydrogen in the state's mix of renewable and carbon-free energy resources. Since then, Los Angeles has led the way towards our goal of 100 percent carbon-free electrical generation.

The federal funding for the L.A. Clean Hydrogen Hub will expand opportunities for disadvantaged communities, creating 220,000 direct jobs—130,000 in construction and 90,000 permanent jobs.

Mayor Karen Bass convened local leaders at the Port of Los Angeles to announce funding for the Port of Los Angeles to make its transition to zero-emission trucks and cargo handling equipment, while assisting the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to convert one more natural gas plant to clean hydrogen.