Shannon Angielski Testifies Before Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Industrial Decarbonization

November 20, 2023

Washington, DC — Shannon Angielski, Principal and Co-Coordinator of Van Ness Feldman’s Government Relations practice testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week on the crucial topic of "Opportunities in Industrial Decarbonization: Delivering Benefits for the Economy and the Climate." Ms. Angielski appeared before the Committee in her role as President of the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition. The session focused on exploring viable strategies to commercially scale hydrogen in order to reduce carbon emissions from industrial processes, thereby contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

In her testimony, Angielski highlighted the imperative role that clean hydrogen will play in addressing industrial decarbonization while simultaneously fostering economic growth and emphasized the need for Congress to employ an all-encompassing approach to accelerate commercial scalability. Angielski outlined key initiatives undertaken by Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition members to scale hydrogen, showcasing the Coalition’s commitment to innovative solutions that benefit both the economy and the climate.

"Clean hydrogen is a game changer and has the ability to accelerate decarbonization across all sectors of the U.S. economy,” said Angielski.  She went on to say clean hydrogen has the potential to create “high paying jobs needed to support the clean energy transition" and that "multiple domestic industries have identified clean hydrogen as a critical component of their strategy for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets.”

As the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition continues to be at the forefront of innovative solutions to decarbonize the industrial sector, Angielski’s testimony reaffirms the Coalition’s dedication to drive positive change in the pursuit of a low-carbon future.

Ms. Angielski’s full remarks can be accessed here.