US Legislators Wyden and Cox Propose H2GROW Act

March 02, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

US Senator Ron Wyden (OR) and US Representative Christopher Cox (CA) have introduced a bipartisan bill called the H2GROW Act - Hydrogen Transportation Wins over Growing Reliance on Oil, which includes tax credits for the purchase of fuel cell vehicles, for hydrogen fuel, and for building a hydrogen-fueling infrastructure.

The goal of the H2GROW Act is to reduce reliance on 30 million barrels of foreign oil a year. The bill also mandates that hydrogen-powered vehicles must comprise a minimum percentage of federal fleets, from five percent for fleets of 100 vehicles or more in

2006, to 50 percent for fleets of 50 vehicles or more in 2012.