(CT Post, 2/22/18)
Fuel cell companies reach out to legislators for equal status
HARTFORD — Connecticut’s hydrogen fuel cell companies appealed to legislators Thursday for help supporting the importance of their products to the state’s energy grid.
In a forum held Thursday, officials from Danbury’s FuelCell Energy Inc., South Windsor’s Doosan Fuel Cell America Inc., Wallingford’s Proton OnSite, Windsor’s Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Inc., North Haven’s Precision Combustion Inc. and East Hartford’s Sustainable Innovations argued that their technology is “ultra clean” and brings valuable manufacturing jobs to the state, among other economic benefits.
Other states and countries refer to Connecticut as the “Silicon Valley” of fuel cell technology, said Joel Rinebold, director of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology who helped form a coalition of the fuel cell companies.
(Hydrogen Fuel Cell News, 2/26/18)
Fuel cell industry rejoices as tax credits return
State lawmakers praise the reintroduction of tax credits
Political leaders in Connecticut are celebrating the return of tax credits for the fuel cell industry. Fuel cell developers are also praising the return of the tax credits, as they may open up many new opportunities in the coming years. The tax credits were not a part of a budget plan adopted in 2015. The plan instead showed favor for the solar and wind power industries, which drew the ire of fuel cell developers throughout the country.