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
Recent FCHEA Federal Policy Success: Reinstatement of the Fuel Cell Investment Tax Credit
In February 2018, as part of a two year, bi-partisan budget deal, Congress reinstated the fuel cell Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that expired at the end of 2016. The ITC can be applied to construction and deployment of fuel cells in stationary and material handling applications. Check our comprehensive fact sheet here to learn more.
This budget deal also restored the fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and hydrogen fueling station credit for one year retroactively. FCHEA’s next effort is working with our allies on Capitol Hill to reinstate the federal FCV and hydrogen station credits and guaranteeing parity with battery electric vehicle incentives.
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy in the States
For more information on fuel cell and hydrogen systems in your state, or on your state’s programs that impact fuel cell deployment, please click on the pictures below.
You can also check out the Department of Energy's State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2017, written by FCHEA. This report, the seventh in a series, provides a comprehensive analysis of state activities supporting fuel cell and hydrogen technology, profiles of leading states, and a catalog of recent installations, policies, funding, and deployments around the country.
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 - October 8
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day was created to help raise public awareness of the industry, and promote clean energy technology that is here now. October 8th (10.08) was chosen in reference to the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008).
FCHEA, its members, industry organizations, and state and federal governments commemorate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with a variety of activities and events across the country. Visit http://hydrogenandfuelcellday.org/ for a recap of last year's National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
FCHEA Outreach Events
Visit our "Getting the Word Out" blog for a recap of public outreach and government affairs events that FCHEA has participated in. Recent activities include: