Measure to Require State Agencies Consider Equipment Powered by Fuel Cells When Awarding Contracts
Seeking to incentivize adoption of equipment powered by hydrogen fuel cells, the full Assembly voted 74-0-0 on Thursday passing a measure (A-740) that would require State agencies awarding contracts for the purchase of equipment to consider items powered by fuel cells.
The bill’s sponsors, Assemblymen Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) and Herb Conaway (D-Burlington), released the following joint statement:
“Fuel cells have great potential and are demonstrating tremendous value as a clean energy source in New Jersey. Fuel cells are a highly efficient and reliable alternative to fossil fuels that challenge our conventional understanding of energy and fuel sources. We are seeing smart businesses across the state embrace fuel cells from a sustainability, cost, and resiliency perspective. By ensuring that State agencies make innovation a priority, this measure will stimulate greater use of fuel cells across New Jersey that will benefit both our economy and the environment.”