Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Hydrogen energy is poised for extreme growth

"The critical debate over hydrogen development is how best to extract it at scale."

As we continue to follow energy-related developments that impact our members, the rapid growth of hydrogen production is of particular interest, with implications for Boilermaker jobs and the continued use of fossil fuels with carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS).

On infrastructure and clean energy, America must play to win

The Rural Electrification Act was signed into law 85 years ago this month. It was a visionary infrastructure program for the 20th century, the centerpiece of a federal energy investment strategy that brought growth and prosperity to the South, the West, and across rural America. Because of these investments, generations of Americans were wealthier, healthier and led better lives.

What Boilermakers seek in Biden’s climate policy

Way forward must include CCUS and the preservation—and growth—of good union jobs and pensions

Once President-elect Joe Biden has been inaugurated on Jan. 20, his administration will begin implementing a range of policies that will shape U.S. governance for the next four years, perhaps longer. 

The Biden climate policy, above all others, will directly impact Boilermaker jobs, pensions and the future of our union. It is critical, therefore, that we remain engaged as this policy unfolds and that we strongly communicate our needs and expectations.

Opinion: It's time to fast-track carbon capture projects in Canada

The U.S. presidential election is all over save for the shouting. The election offered Americans stark differences between two visions for their country. One of the starkest was in climate and energy policy.

President-elect Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion to decarbonize the U.S. economy. Part of that massive investment will be used to accelerate the development and deployment of carbon capture and negative-emissions technologies.

AFL-CIO and EFI Release a Clean-Energy Policy Plan for an Economic Recovery

“Energy Transitions: The Framework for Good Jobs in a Low-Carbon Future” provides a comprehensive overview of a suite of climate and labor policies, supported by the AFL-CIO and EFI, that will accelerate America’s transition to a low carbon economy while preserving and creating access to high quality jobs.

Boilermakers on air to talk CCUS

Boilermakers from Local 13, Local 28 and Local 154 joined Saturday Night Live With Philly Labor to talk about the environment, jobs and the importance of Carbon Capture.

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