Engage Your Community to Carry Clean, Renewable Energy Forward

A more sustainable future starts with you. Your action drives new ways of thinking forward, and can contribute to sustainability for generations to come. We can create a long-term solution for a cleaner future by being a part of the conversation and encouraging others to do the same. Reach out to your friends, families, communities and local and state leaders and let them know how hydrogen will allow us to make the most of renewable energy sources.

#LetsCleartheAir and make an impact. Scroll down to learn more about current sustainability efforts in your home state.

CALIFORNIA Paving the way

Since the mid-twentieth century, California has been a leader in improving air quality, including the creation of the first air pollution control district in the U.S. Over time, the agenda for clean air has evolved to meet the challenges of the 21st century to address air quality, energy security and climate change. In the 1990’s, California began setting more advanced vehicle emission standards, such as the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) regulation that is now part of the Advanced Clean Cars regulation.

California has paved the way and invested $200 million dollars to build a hydrogen highway that would consist of 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2020, an infrastructure adequate enough to support one million zero-emission vehicles.

HYDROGEN In your community

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An early American industrial powerhouse, Connecticut is now one of the nation’s strongest supporters of fuel cell technology: it’s the only state in the nation so far to rely on hydrogen fuel cells for its backup power system, and Connecticut’s Zero Emission Bus Implementation Plan has the goal of replacing 25% of public transit vehicles statewide with zero emission vehicles by 2025. Connecticut has signed on to the Multi-State Zero Emissions Vehicle Plan, an initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025.

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  • Connecticut has a shorter building permit process (2 months), allowing for infrastructure to be developed and implemented faster than most other states.
  • Connecticut has a $450,000 grant opportunity to jump start construction on two hydrogen fueling stations.
  • In May of 2015, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) launched the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR), offering a cash rebate of up to $3,000 to Connecticut residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease an FCEV.

The Bay State is no stranger to sustainable living. While more than half the state is covered in forests, its largest city, Boston, features highly walkable roads, functional public transit, and an abundance of urban green space. Massachusetts has signed on to the Multi-State Zero Emissions Vehicle Plan, an initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025. Massachusetts shows that a rich history can coexist with a bright future.

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  • The Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in the nation for renewable energy and low emissions vehicles.
  • The Governor of Massachusetts recently announced an allocation of an additional $2 million to The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles Program.
  • Massachusetts already has a hydrogen fueling station in Billerica and plans to open several more in the near future.

New Jersey is home to white sandy beaches, majestic Appalachian Mountains, and the famous Delaware River. The Garden State is also famed as the landing point for the first passenger flight in American history, making it the perfect place to Clear the Air.

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  • There is no tax on hydrogen fuel in New Jersey; hydrogen-powered vehicles are also from state sales tax and use tax.
  • The New Jersey Assembly has passed multiple resolutions urging Congress to maintain the federal Renewable Fuels Standard.
  • The New Jersey Energy Coalition lobbies for the production and delivery of clean, reliable, American-produced energy in New Jersey.

New York State has some of the most sophisticated urban infrastructure in the country. New York City is often considered the model for all US public transit and walkable urban living. New York has signed on to the Multi-State Zero Emissions Vehicle Plan, an initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025. The state’s forward-thinking approach to public problem-solving and willingness to envision a better way of managing city life makes its energy infrastructure ripe for transition to a hydrogen-based model.

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  • 14 million dollars have been allocated to New York’s “Climate Smart Community Program” focused on renewable energy prospects.
  • The City of New York gives a tax credit to municipalities that adopt alternative fuel vehicles as fleet vehicles for their city police, including HFCEVs.
  • The State of New York has planned to allocate upward of $200,000 for each hydrogen station built, greatly assisting in building out a strong hydrogen infrastructure.

Rhode Island’s shimmering Atlantic Coast shoreline is known as a pristine push-off point for swimming, sailing, and surfing in the summer and is a wonder worth preserving for generations to come. Rhode Island has signed on to the Multi-State Zero Emissions Vehicle Plan, an initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025.

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  • Rhode Island’s size allows it to be nimble and innovative in the development of hydrogen fueling stations and other sustainability initiatives.
  • Rhode Island does not tax hydrogen fuel.
  • Rhode Island has a history of legislative leaders in favor of clean energy initiatives.