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Projects as part of the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) Help Achieve Governor Newsom’s Goals of a Clean Energy Future 

California’s investments align with work that ARCHES and its members are prioritizing for the state’s H2 roadmap

For Immediate Release                                                                                              Media Contact: Molly Weedn 

May 23, 2023                                                                                                    

Sacramento – The Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s unveiling of new proposals that would help California achieve a clean future, faster. 

“ARCHES is proud to work alongside stakeholders who are committed to a renewable, clean future, as was evidenced by last week’s announcement that California will work to streamline processes and invest up to $180 billion in critical infrastructure projects aimed to help the state meet our climate goals.. 

To that end, many of the projects outlined in the ARCHES-Hub application are commercially proven and ready to break ground. 

A streamlined approach to permitting, dedicated resources to speed up construction and changes to outdated processes will result in a carbon-free and fossil-free future sooner, and one that all of us and future generations can count on. We look forward to working with the Newsom Administration and stakeholders across the industry to make projects included in the ARCHES application a reality.”


ARCHES is California’s public-private hydrogen (H2) consortium to accelerate the development and deployment of renewable, clean 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.