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Oct 19, 2023

Senator Manchin: The US can ‘leapfrog’ China on clean energy with hydrogen investments

By Nick Fouriezos

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia presented his vision for how US leadership on hydrogen can help fuel a net-zero future.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the Atlantic Council hosted a virtual #ACFrontPage conversation with United States Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on US industrial competitiveness and global leadership in the hydrogen sector.  

This moderated discussion centered on how hydrogen is quickly becoming a key energy resource to power the industrial and transportation sectors in a net-zero economy. The United States is well-positioned to take on a leadership role, as recent legislative action signals the nation’s commitment to harnessing clean hydrogen fuels and enhancing opportunities for commercialization. The conversation also delved into how the United States must assess its position within global supply chains and engage strategically with allies and partners to unlock the full potential of hydrogen as a fuel source in a net-zero future. 

The conversation was live streamed on the Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter).

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


The Hon. Joe Manchin
US Senator (WV); Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

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