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Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems Applauds Governor Gavin Newsom and California Air Resources Board for Historic Plans that Move California to a Zero-Emission Future 

Regulations passed just weeks after ARCHES submitted an application to the Department of Energy to bring a Hydrogen (H2) Hub to California 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                         Contact: Molly Weedn

May 2, 2023                                                                                                                                

Sacramento, CA – The Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s tour of a renewable fuel facility, and to the two major clean transportation milestones achieved last week.  First, California surpassed 1.5 million ZEVs sold two years ahead of schedule, and second, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a ruling that effectively bans the sale of new diesel trucks in 2036 to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission medium and heavy duty vehicles:

“California’s commitment to a greener, cleaner future has never been more evident than in the last few weeks, as State officials have taken sweeping efforts to advance the Golden State to a zero-emissions future. 

For too long, communities across California have been plagued with poor air quality and as a result, poor health outcomes for residents because of fossil fuels and particularly heavy duty diesel transportation.  CARB’s transformative ruling to get zero-emissions trucks onto our roadways is a bold next step for improving California’s air quality, and clean renewable hydrogen is the game changer for that future. 

ARCHES’s recent application to the U.S. Department of Energy includes critical projects in hard to abate sectors like heavy-duty transportation, shipping and aviation.  California’s transportation sector accounts for about 50 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 80 percent of nitrogen oxide pollution disproportionately affecting the well-being and health of California’ Frontline communities.

As demonstrated before, California leads the nation in finding innovative solutions to cleaning our climate and improving air quality. This new ruling, along with the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed car emissions rules, are exactly the kind of actions needed to reduce carbon emissions across the country, curb climate change while improving air quality and to create new quality green jobs for a better future for all.” 


ARCHES is California’s public-private hydrogen (H2) hub consortium to accelerate the development and deployment of clean, renewable H2 projects and infrastructure. Clean H2 can supplement renewable energy sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance a zero-carbon economy. The US Department of Energy will award $8 billion to up to 10 regional H2 hubs to build self-sustaining H2 economies of producers, infrastructure, and users. In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), ARCHES unites key public and private stakeholders to build the framework for a California renewable, clean H2 hub.

ARCHES includes major planned deployments in the Los Angeles Basin and SF Bay Areas, and across the Central Valley, Inland Empire, and other regions. Using 100% renewable resources, ARCHES projects will dramatically reduce GHG and pollutant emissions, improve the lives of California’s citizens, and produce hundreds of thousands of good, green careers for California’s workforce.