Mathis Calls on CA to Harness Hydrogen Energy as State Grapples with Energy Crisis

Sacramento– Today, Assembly Republican Caucus Operations Chair, Devon J. Mathis (R-Porterville), issued a letter to the Speaker of the Assembly requesting the creation of a Select Committee on Hydrogen Energy and Mobility for the 2023-24 Regular Session:

“Creating a Select Committee on Hydrogen Energy and Mobility will give us an opportunity on the state level to familiarize ourselves with how we can harness the potential of this new technology to meet California’s growing energy and transportation needs,” said Mathis.  “As California strives to meet its goal to achieve energy independence from fossil fuels through the electrification of its infrastructure, it is evident that we must diversify our energy production portfolio in order to meet the growing demands of our economic sectors and our constituents.”

The Assembly has 48 select committees spanning the gambit on subject matters.  However, it does not have a single select committee devoted to the deployment or development of hydrogen energy and technology.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, hydrogen holds promise for growth in both the stationary and transportation energy sectors.  Further, it can be produced with the potential for near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Click here to read the letter.