Federal, state and local policy regarding fuel cells and hydrogen energy, including resources like interactive fuel cell maps, the fuel cell and hydrogen energy caucus, and a state by state breakdown of fuel cell policies.
FCHEA is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen industry and represents the industry on a national level. Among other activities, FCHEA advocates on a range of issues and policies that support research, development, and deployment of our technologies.
Some of the policies and programs that FCHEA supports include:
- Federal Appropriations
- Incentive Programs
- Net Metering
- Interconnection Standards
- Renewable Portfolio Standards
Interested in whether or not you qualify for federal fuel cell tax incentives? Check our comprehensive fact sheet here.
Letters in Support of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Ohio OFCC Letters - Portman-Brown-Latta-Johnson
Texas Greenworks Lending Ltr Cornyn-Brady
Texas Greg Wortham Ltr Cornyn-Brady
Ohio Fuel Cell Supplier and Integrator Joint Letter - Brown
Ohio Fuel Cell Supplier and Integrator Joint Letter - Johnson
Ohio Fuel Cell Supplier and Integrator Joint Letter - Latta
Ohio Fuel Cell Supplier and Integrator Joint Letter - Portman
Texas TAM Ltr Cornyn - Brady - Olson
Washington TRDC Letter WA Delegation
Additional Policy Resources
FCHEA participates in the public policy process on behalf of it's members. We submit letters, memos, and public comments in order to promote fuel cell and hydrogen energy technology at all policy levels. Click on the links below to learn more:
- FCHEA public comment submission on the DOE Quadrennial Energy Review link
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus
The fuel cell and hydrogen industry has several champions within Congress who have formed both a House and Senate Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus. For more information, please see our Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus page.
National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day
On September 29, 2016 the Senate officially recognized October 8 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with the passage of Senate Resolution 217, which was agreed to by unanimous consent. The resolution's primary cosponsors were Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and was also sponsored by Senator Chris Coons (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI). For more information on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day 2017, click here.
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Policy Forum
The House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus co-hosted a policy briefing with FCHEA on the state of the industry and recent achievements. If you're interested in any of the presentations or videos given during the event, head over to the briefing page here.
For more information on fuel cell and hydrogen systems in your state, or on your state’s programs that impact fuel cell deployment, please see our pages below: