DOE webinar, June 21

For two consecutive years, Fuel Cells 2000 has named California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and South Carolina to its list of top five fuel cell states (see last week’s post about the just-released 2010 “State of the states” report (pdf)).

DOE is sponsoring a lunch-time webinar tomorrow on how local policies enabled these states to become leaders in fuel cell technology development and deployment.

From DOE:

Webinar June 21: Top Five Fuel Cell States – Why Local Policies Mean Green Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program will co-host a webinar with the Technology Transition Corporation and the Clean Energy States Alliance titled “Top Five Fuel Cell States – Why Local Policies Mean Green Growth” on Tuesday, June 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Hydrogen fuel cells are currently powering stationary applications, backup power, buses, forklifts, and commercial fleets in municipalities across the country. In this webinar, participants will hear from organizations in states with top-performing hydrogen fuel cell projects and learn about how these states’ local policies have increased the use of innovative fuel cell technologies. Participants will also see why fuel cell technologies can be a great choice for businesses, and what they can do to help foster growth of the fuel cell market.


Public Technology Institute representative – moderator
Pat Valente – executive director, Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition – will discuss business development, including promotion of the fuel cell manufacturing supply chain and potential sources of assistance and incentives.
Jennifer Gangi – program director, Fuel Cells 2000 – will give an overview of successful state policies.
Julia Donoho – major project architect, County of Sonoma, California – will talk about a 1.4 megawatt fuel cell operating in Sonoma County, California. This fuel cell is the largest in the state and is expected to save the county up to $50 million in energy costs over the next 30 years.”