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Policies and Acts

These policies and acts offer insight into the governing principles of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

  • The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) includes provisions to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, increase production of clean renewable fuels, protect consumers, increase product, building, and vehicle efficiency, promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and improve the energy performance of the federal government.

  • DOE published its comments on CATO Institute Briefing Paper No. 90, "Hydrogen's Empty Environmental Promise."

  • The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directed the Energy Secretary to conduct a research and development program—in consultation with other federal agencies and the private sector—on technologies related to the production, purification, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and related infrastructure.

  • The Energy Policy Act of 1992 directed the Energy Secretary to develop and implement a comprehensive research, development, and demonstration program for fuel cells and related transportation system applications.

  • The national energy plan includes investing in alternative and renewable energy, ending the nation's addiction to foreign oil, addressing the global climate crisis, and creating millions of new jobs.

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