MIL-OSI USA: Congressman Greg Pence Sends Letter Requesting the Department of Energy to Designate Indiana as an Energy Innovation Hub


Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06)

June 17, 2021

Press Release

Pence: “I urge support for the Hoosier State and request the department use a technology neutral approach to find the most cost-effective solutions to hydrogen productions at scale.”

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) sent a letter to the Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary in response to the agency’s “Hydrogen Energy Earthshot” Request for Information (RFI) that seeks to reduce the cost of hydrogen, to spur further clean energy development. 

In March, Congressman Pence introduced H.R. 1788, The Clean Energy Hydrogen Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation that seeks to expand opportunities under the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee program for hydrogen and fuel cell applications.

During the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing on the Fiscal Year 2022 DOE Budget, Congressman Pence made his initial request to Secretary Granholm to utilize the loan guarantee program for expanded hydrogen applications under the Clean Energy Hydrogen Innovation Act.

A copy of the letter to Energy Secretary Granholm can be found here.

“My priorities on behalf of Hoosiers in Indiana’s Sixth District are job creation and economic growth and advancing Indiana’s role as a next generation energy hub would accomplish both of those,” said Congressman Pence. “The energy innovation that happens in my home state and across our nation is unmatched in comparison to our global competitors. I will continue to advocate for an ‘all-of-the above’ energy agenda that seeks to ensure America remains energy independent.”

Congressman Greg Pence represents Indiana’s 6th District. From Columbus, Indiana, Pence advocates for conservative Hoosier values as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.