“Blue” New Mexico fails to win race for hydrogen “hub”

The Biden Energy Department has named a total of 7 so-called “hydrogen hubs” which will split a total of $7 billion in federal funding to “accelerate the commercial-scale deployment of hydrogen infrastructure.

The Rio Grande Foundation is agnostic on hydrogen as a technology although we are certainly not excited about $7 billion in federal spending for it. Somewhat surprisingly, despite New Mexico’s oil and gas infrastructure and resources combined with “blue state” politics (including Governor and its entire Congressional delegation), the Biden Administration did not award one of its hubs to New Mexico.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on X: "Making New Mexico a national hydrogen  hub will: ✓ Create new jobs ✓ Diversify our state's economy ✓ Support  reducing greenhouse gas emissions ✓ Spur new