Moving America Toward a Clean Energy Future
Constellation's carbon-free, 24/7 nuclear energy, paired with hydrogen produced by emissions-free power, holds the key to solving the climate crisis.
More than a quarter of global emissions come from hard-to-decarbonize industries and processes that can't easily switch to carbon-free electricity as a power source. This includes steelmaking, aviation, agriculture and long-haul transportation, to name a few. In other words, it's not enough that Americans get all of our electricity from non-emitting sources and power our cars with batteries. Climate experts agree that a decarbonized electric grid is key, but we will need something else.
Hydrogen is the something else. Carbon-free hydrogen can be produced from clean electricity through a process called electrolysis, a long-established technology that splits water molecules to produce hydrogen and oxygen. The captured hydrogen can then be used directly as a fuel or converted to energy-dense synthetic fuels, or e-fuels, that burn clean and hold the potential to reduce emissions associated with these industries, which are among the largest sources of carbon pollution today.