Put vehicles powered by fuel cells in NJ’s clean-energy agenda – lawmakers advised

Hydrogen fuel cell car

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Fuel cell advocates worry about being left out of the state’s transition to a clean-energy future.

In a joint hearing before two legislative committees, fuel cell proponents yesterday touted their benefits, a way to curb greenhouse gas emissions while powering microgrids, the state’s ports, and eventually consumers’ cars.

The question yet to be answered is can the state afford to both fund the electrification of the transportation sector and to build the infrastructure for a hydrogen-fueled economy.

The issue is coming to the fore as New Jersey is taking aggressive steps to promote the use of electric cars, a step viewed crucial to achieving the state’s aggressive goals to reduce emissions contributing to climate change …

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