USFCC Establishes Sustainability Working Groups

November 10, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

The US Fuel Cell Council (USFCC, Washington, DC) has established working groups on Government Affairs and Sustainability in 2003, reflecting members' interest to provide an industry voice in policy making and sustainable systems development. The Council now has eight member-led working groups.

The mission of the Government Affairs working group is to educate members and key decision makers regarding critical US federal and state policy initiatives. The working group promotes the legislative and regulatory initiatives that advance fuel cell technology, systems and supporting fuel infrastructure for the public good. Sustainability incorporates a broad range of environmental, social and economic issues associated with the full life cycle of a product, process or corporate or individual well-being.

"These new working groups are a natural outgrowth of the council's desire to speak for our industry on key issues of public and policy maker concern," said Robert Rose, USFCC executive director. "These working groups will help the industry reach consensus on policy, and communicate an industry view effectively. With policy maker interest in hydrogen and fuel cells at an all-time high, this activity is essential to the broad market introduction of fuel cell technologies."