Californian hydrogen infrastructure gets £1.25m boost
Assembly Bill 8 is aimed at supporting the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and is the end result of negotiations between the California Air Resources Board and over 100 agencies and stakeholders, including The American Lung Association in California, the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association and the Association of Global Automakers.
Gordon Fry, Global Automakers' director of state relations, said: ‘The Governor's support for securing financing to start building significant numbers of hydrogen fueling stations in California is critical to the success of fuel cell vehicles in California, providing consumers the necessary assurance that the infrastructure will be there to support these green technologies.
‘Fuel cells are just one of the many technologies our members are aggressively pursuing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to protect the environment and lessen our nation's reliance on fossil fuels. We are happy that the Governor understands how critical the hydrogen fuelling infrastructure is to the overall equation of improving air quality and addressing climate change.’