On Thursday, March 16, Nathan Phillips, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University, moderated a panel discussion on the gas utilities’ plan to use “green” hydrogen as a strategy to mitigate climate change. While hydrogen has been portrayed by the gas industry as a way to reduce those greenhouse gas emissions, this session will show why it isn’t the answer for decarbonizing our buildings.

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The panelists:

  • Cathy Kristofferson, co-founder of the Pipe Line Awareness Network for the Northeast. She is the co-facilitator of a Hydrogen and Biomethane working group. Cathy is Conservation Commissioner in the Town of Ashby.
  • Martyn Roetter co-authored the Hydrogen versus Electricity for Heating Buildings white paper. He has a doctorate in nuclear physics. For many years he was a technology and management consultant in the U.S and around the world. He is a member of the Gas Transition Allies.

This program was cosponsored by the Newton Free Library, Green Newton, Mothers Out Front Newton and 350Mass Newton Node.