Happy International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day
Posted on October 8, 2015
If you’re reading this stateside, did you know that today is actually one of the country’s newest holidays? It’s National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, an occasion we’re pretty excited to celebrate and share here at Intelligent Energy. The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association collaborated with the U.S. Senate to officially mark off October 8, so chosen because the date represents hydrogen’s atomic weight of 1.008.
The day’s significance is much greater than its numerical correlation, however. The official celebration signifies the hydrogen’s importance to the global energy economy now, and is meant to underscore its rapidly accelerating support across industries. This last year, hydrogen fuel cell adoption has gained rapid momentum both within the United States and around the globe. As the range of American sources for hydrogen increases, so too does the number of stateside businesses and utilities.
The growth in adoption is at all levels, too. Just as top automotive companies have unveiled their plans to bring hydrogen fuel cell cars to the masses, states like California have invested heavily in energy infrastructure. As of now, they have more than 50 refueling stations open or under construction with more started regularly. 2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for renewable energy in general -- global attention to the negative impacts of fossil fuels is hitting an all time high, and with the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris sure to bring about watershed change, hydrogen fuel is ideally positioned to capitalize on the momentum.
So how to show your support for the hydrogen movement? The Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association has put together a number of ways to pass along the message and help contribute to the hydrogen movement. You can spread awareness on your own through social media and tag all of your posts with #HydrogenNow or #FuelCellsNow, or you can join the FCHEA’s Thunderclap here. Happy Hydrogen Day!