Earlier this month, the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee marked up the FY 2010 DOE budget and restored the hydrogen vehicle funding that President Obama and the DOE had slashed in May. The Congressional love for H2 continued last week when the House of Representatives voted on the FY 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill (which included the DOE's budget). The House restored $45 million for things like the Market Transformation Program, Hydrogen Research-Fuels Research and Development, the Enabling Activities Program, Hydrogen Infrastructure, and Fuel Cell Manufacturing Research, according to Fuel Cell Insider. With President Obama and DOE head Steven Chu having made their anti-hydrogen case earlier this year, how will the White House respond if the bill comes to the President's desk with millions for H2 included? Thanks to Mike S. for the tip!
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[Source: Fuel Cell Insider]