New Jersey fuel cell taskforce bill progresses

New Jersey fuel cell taskforce bill progresses

A new bill which will establish a fuel cell taskforce in New Jersey has progressed.

The full assembly recently made a unanimous vote, advancing the legislation which will establish a 15-member taskforce with the Board of Public Utilities on the use of fuel cell technology.

Sponsors of the bill include Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), Herb Conaway (D-Burlington) and Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon).

“As the applications of fuel cell technology continue to grow, we are looking at an ever-increasing capacity to shift away from fossil fuels and toward better, cleaner power sources,” the bill supporters said in a joint statement.

“By creating a central task force comprised of cross-sector experts, this measure takes the first step in accelerating New Jersey’s implementation of fuel cell technologies.”

“Engaging state departments, local government, industry and the public on the topic of fuel cells, the taskforce would be largely beneficial in helping develop policy recommendations and a course of regulatory action.”

“If we plan to make New Jersey’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050 a reality, keeping at pace with innovations and integrating clean energy technologies will be critical.”

The bill will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

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