Bush Administration Pushes for Hydrogen

During his State of the Union Address last month, President Bush announced the Fuel Cell Initiative, with $1.2 billion in new funding for fuel cell research.


During his State of the Union Address last month, President Bush announced the launch of an initiative on fuel cells. The FreedomCAR and Fuel Cell Initiative would provide $1.2 billion in funding

In a more recent address on February 6 at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.,

While the emphasis has been on fuel cells for

Aremain much the same.

DOE is asking Congress for $1.32 billion for the hydrogen-related programs, a 0.1% increase above its 2003 request. This includes a request of $88 million for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies—a 121% increase over 2003.

Funding for biomass research, however, will be cut drastically, while funding for solar, geothermal and distributed generation remained pretty much at their 2003

For more on the FreedomCAR and Fuel Cell Initiative, visit www.energy.gov .

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