US Senate Committee Approves Fuel Cell Funding Legislation

02 May 2012

Senator Charles SchumerLast month, Senator Charles Schumer called upon the federal government to renew funding for hydrogen fuel cell projects from General Motors and Delphi, a manufacturer of solid-state fuel cells. The Senator had introduced a new bill that would secure funding for both companies and help them establish new fuel cell production facilities and research departments. The initiative had initially been met with scepticism from the Department of Energy, but the bill quickly garnered support from the alternative energy and business communities. This support has gone a long way, as Senator Schumer has announced that the bill has gained the approval of a key Senate committee, bringing it one step closer to becoming law.

The committee believes that funding for the development of hydrogen fuel cells will be a step toward economic recovery for the country and may help the U.S. become energy independent.

Source: HydrogenFuelnews


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