Fuel Cells need your help. A drastic reduction in funding for for fuel cells has been proposed for the 2012 budget. In a letter to the Chairman of the Energy and Water Congressional Committee, 21 Congressmen and women stated the following:
Fuel Cell and hydrogen technologies produce jobs and are a crucial part of the portfolio of advanced energy technologies that will help achieve the nation’s oil and greenhouse gas reduction goals. Fuel cells for stationary power and material handling equipment are commercially available and creating jobs today in domestic and export-oriented manufacturing. The U.S. is poised to introduce fuel cell electric vehicles by 2015, as long as there is continued support for technology maturation, supplier development and infrastructure deployment. Advanced R&D in FE and EERE, as well as market transformation, technnology validation, and hydrogen efficiencies in EERE are key components of the fuel cell budget.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association has been closely tracking this issue, and has drafted a letter defending fuel cells that you can co-sign. It will be sent to President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of Energy Chu and your U.S. Senators and Representatives.
To lend your much-needed support to the letter, click here.
The fuel cell industry thanks you.