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Our Take on Energy Transition

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Hydrogen Hubs and Job Creation

Interesting discussion of how Houston leaders are thinking about local labor development in anticipation of the HyVelocity Hub, including collaborations with local community colleges and workforce development training. A lot is written about energy investing on a large scale, so it's always encouraging to read about the impact of energy investment within the local community.

Brett Perlman, CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future, said the Houston area’s planned HyVelocity Hub will need thousands of workers — the White House has estimated the creation of 45,000 local jobs — which is just a fraction of the total needed to bolster the country's clean hydrogen production. “HyVelocity is sort of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to workforce development,” Perlman said during a CERAWeek panel. “If you look at that magnitude of [federal] investment, it would imply we need to create more than 3.2 million new jobs, or increase the workforce by 30%.”