Plug Power Visits DC to Promote Commercial Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Plug Power takes the hydrogen and fuel cell economy very seriously. Therefore, whenever possible, we engage in dialogue to promote the continued adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technology by companies – small and large – in the United States and internationally.

This week, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh and VP of Government Relations, Gerry Conway, will hit the road to meet with some of the United States’ most influential voices from both sides of the aisle, including:

  • Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
    • Long-time, continuous supporter of Plug Power and hydrogen fuel cell adoption, Schumer has a history of introducing legislation supporting commercial adoption. Schumer represents Plug Power employees in Latham, NY – home of the GenFuel and GenDrive power product development and manufacturing facility.
  • Congressman John Larson (D-CT)
    • Recently co-sponsored a bill with Congressmen Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) to extend the fuel cell investment tax credit, among other things, until 2021.
  • Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL)
    • A supporter of hydrogen fuel cells, Foster represents the district that is home to Central Grocers – one of Plug Power’s first and largest GenDrive customers.
  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
    • McMorris Rodgers, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, represents her constituents in Washington State, including the Plug Power office in Spokane, WA – home of the ReliOn stationary fuel cell product.
  • Staff of Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
    • Pallone’s NJ district is the home of Plug Power customer FreezPak. Pallone has shown strong interest in small businesses that are eager to adopt cutting edge innovation to further their own growth and remain competitive.
  • Staff of Representative Robert Latta (R-OH)
    • The state of Ohio has been home to many Plug Power customer sites, and we hope to extend the growth of fuel cell adoption in this state.

The busy day will conclude with a roundtable event at the Italian Embassy, and a discussion entitled “Renewable Energy in America: What Lies Ahead?” designed to encourage international collaboration on the promotion of green energy around the world.