New Mexico to work with national laboratories on ‘hydrogen economy’ | Local News

The state has entered an agreement with New Mexico’s two national laboratories to build a hydrogen economy they hope will produce zero carbon to help combat climate change.

Three state agencies seek to tap the technologies and expertise of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories for the endeavor as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pursues plans to make New Mexico a hydrogen hub.  

Hydrogen is among the state’s array of “clean energy solutions” that includes solar, wind and geothermal power in the effort to reduce the state’s carbon emissions 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050, according to a news release. 

The labs will work with the state Economic Development Department, the Environment Department and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. 

Together, they will determine the…

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