Himachal Pradesh to prepare green hydrogen policy

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Himachal-Pradesh-to-prepare-green-hydrogen-policyHimachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu announced on 20 May 2023 that it will formulate a 'Green Hydrogen' policy to promote the use of green hydrogen and establish the state as a leading center for its production.

An Overview of the News:

  • State Chief Minister Sukhu said in a statement that the state's abundant renewable energy resources, including ample sunlight, water and wind, make the state an ideal location for generating green hydrogen.
  • This initiative of the state will not only contribute to the global fight against climate change but will also make the state a leader in sustainable development.

An agreement with OIL:

  • The state government has signed an MoU with Oil India Limited (OIL) for the production of green hydrogen.
  • OIL has shown interest in setting up a plant in the state that will produce green hydrogen for ethanol production.
  • As per the initiative of the state government, this alternative fuel can be used as a replacement for petrol.

Himachal Pradesh:

  • Capital : Shimla
  • Governor: Shiv Pratap Shukla
  • Chief Minister: Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
  • Seat in Lok Sabha: 4
  • Seat in Rajya Sabha: 3
  • Seat in the Legislative Assembly: 68

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