PRINTER'S NO. 1306
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
260
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY MENSCH, OCTOBER 23, 2019
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, OCTOBER 23, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing October 8, 2019, as "National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
Day" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Hydrogen, which has an atomic mass of 1.008, is the
most abundant chemical substance in the universe; and
WHEREAS, The United States is a world leader in the
development and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen
technologies; and
WHEREAS, Hydrogen fuel cells played an instrumental role in
the United States space program, helping the United States
achieve the mission of landing a man on the moon; and
WHEREAS, Private industry, Federal and state governments,
national laboratories and institutions of higher education
continue to improve fuel cell and hydrogen technologies to
address the most pressing energy, environmental and economic
issues of the United States; and
WHEREAS, Fuel cells utilizing hydrogen and hydrogen-rich
fuels to generate electricity are clean, efficient and resilient
technologies being sold for stationary and backup power, zero-
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emission light-duty motor vehicles and buses, industrial
vehicles and portable power; and
WHEREAS, Stationary fuel cells are being placed in service
for continuous and backup power to provide business and energy
consumers with reliable power in the event of grid outages; and
WHEREAS, Stationary fuel cells can help reduce water use, as
compared to traditional power generation technologies; and
WHEREAS, Fuel cell electric light-duty motor vehicles and
buses that utilize hydrogen can completely replicate the
experience of internal combustion vehicles, including comparable
range and refueling times; and
WHEREAS, Hydrogen fuel cell industrial vehicles are being
deployed at logistical hubs and warehouses across the United
States and exported to facilities in Europe and Asia; and
WHEREAS, Hydrogen is a nontoxic gas that can be derived from
a variety of domestically available traditional and renewable
resources, including solar, wind and biogas and the abundant
supply of natural gas in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Hydrogen and fuel cells can store energy to help
enhance the grid and maximize opportunities to deploy renewable
energy; and
WHEREAS, The United States produces and uses more than
10,000,000 metric tons of hydrogen per year; and
WHEREAS, Engineers and safety code and standard professionals
have developed consensus-based protocols for safe delivery,
handling and use of hydrogen; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize October 8, 2019, as
"National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day" in Pennsylvania.
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