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Exploring the Promises and Pitfalls of Hydrogen: A Closer Look at Naples’ Perspective – Naples Florida Weekly

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Prepare for a rise in your electric bill.

No, it’s not something you’ve got to fret about immediately. But it surely’s almost actually coming.

TRECKER

TRECKER

Why? Quite remarkably, the Biden administration has decided that Florida’s power firms must shut down their natural gas utilities inside eight years and switch to “green” hydrogen.

If that sounds absurd, it’s since it is. It is mindless in any way.

Some 70% of our electricity now comes from natural gas, the cleanest of the fossil fuels. It keeps our lights on and our power bills manageable. And, importantly, it requires no major rebuilds or changes to the grid.

Hydrogen, however, is light years away from being practical, even propped up by Biden’s bloated subsidies. What’s so special about hydrogen? When combusted to generate electricity, it emits only water, a tree hugger’s delight.

Let’s take a better look.

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