U.S. House of Representatives Introduces Resolution Designating October 8 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
On October 5, the United States House of Representatives introduced House Resolution 1115, designating October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
FCHEA would like to thank Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) for introducing this resolution. We would also like to thank Representatives Jim Costa (D-CAT), Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA), John Faso (R-NY), John Larson (D-CT), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Tom Reed (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Joe Wilson (R-SC) as the bipartisan cosponsors.
A number of Representatives stated their support for the fuel cell and hydrogen industry.
“On October 8, we recognize the pivotal role the hydrogen and fuel cell industry plays in developing technology that is good for our environment and our economy, while supporting long-term economic growth in our state. Connecticut is a world leader in hydrogen and fuel cell energy systems manufacturing, and we need to invest in these technologies that have poised us to get to this point. With the rising threat of climate change, it is important now more than ever that we develop clean, affordable, and reliable energy sources."
- Representative Elizabeth Esty
“As the co-chair of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus, I am proud to join with Congresswoman Esty in introducing a resolution marking October 8th as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. Fuel Cells use our atmosphere’s most abundant element, hydrogen to create clean energy. Connecticut is the Fuel Cell Capital and the industry supports thousands of jobs in our state. Every day we are seeing the effects of climate change, and supporting advanced energy technologies like fuel cells are the way to move us forward.”
- Representative John Larson
“Hydrogen and fuel cell technology is critical in guaranteeing our children and grandchildren have a fair shot at a clean and vibrant environment. We care about working to promote alternative and renewable energy sources through our tax code, and will continue to do so, in order to safeguard our environment, protect our national interests and create jobs.”
- Representative Tom Reed
More information on the resolution can be found here.
For Representative Esty's press release, click here.