(TRENTON) – Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Chairman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement after his committee on Monday heard testimony on hydrogen fuel cell technology:
“If we’re going to reinvigorate New Jersey’s economy, we need to make sure New Jersey is at the cutting-edge of innovation. Doing so will ensure high-paying jobs and exciting economic growth for years to come, and hydrogen fuel cell technology must be a part of that effort.
“We need to do what we can to make it cheaper and easier to produce, deliver, and store hydrogen, while also working to lower the costs of fuel cells and improve their durability and performance. The testimony we heard Monday was a key first step in this effort, and as chairman of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee, I will be looking into whatever we can do legislatively to address any barriers facing the development and deployment of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
“We need to foster jobs and economic development, but if we can do so while also reducing dependence on foreign oil, cutting pollution and boosting clean energy, then everybody wins.”