• California Hydrogen Leadership Summit Speakers to Discuss Public Policy

    SACRAMENTO – Today, organizers announced the final speaker lineup and session topics for the California Hydrogen Leadership Summit, a new event created to help policymakers attain ambitious decarbonization and air quality goals by stimulating the production, storage, and use of renewable hydrogen. The summit will provide attendees with insights into how to successfully overcome barriers

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  • December 16 CHBC Briefing: Hydrogen’s Role in the Transportation Sector

    ARB and CEC recently passed significant funding packages that support charging and hydrogen fueling ZEV infrastructure, recognizing the importance of investing in multiple ZEV options to meet the state’s climate goals. However, more support is needed.

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  • December 2 CHBC Briefing: The Interplay between Electricity, Hydrogen and Natural Gas

    The curtailment of renewable generation has increased significantly over the last few years in California, and is starting to affect the deployment of new renewable generation. Hydrogen can provide a lot of value, as an energy storage medium, transportation fuel, and to firm up the grid and increase resiliency, especially when produced from low-cost electricity.

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  • California Hydrogen Leadership Summit to Focus on Policy for Decarbonization, Air Quality, and Energy Resiliency Solutions

    Participants will explore policy actions that accelerate hydrogen production and utilization for California’s climate response SACRAMENTO, Calif. — November 19, 2021 — Today, organizers announced the launch of the California Hydrogen Leadership Summit, a new event created to inform policymakers about the critical role hydrogen can play to accelerate California’s decarbonization efforts. The Summit will

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  • CHBC Search for New Executive Director

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    Dear Members and Interested Parties, The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is searching for a dedicated leader to direct the activities of this dynamic group. This is a full-time position with the potential for additional performance-based compensation. The Executive Director will enhance CHBC’s presence in California with a focus on advocacy at the state and

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  • CHBC Announces Appointment of Sara Fitzsimon Nelson to Policy Director

    Fitzsimon Nelson was previously the Legislative Analyst for the  Service Employees International Union and earned her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.   SACRAMENTO – April 13, 2021 – The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) today announced the appointment of Sara Fitzsimon Nelson as the policy director of the organization.

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  • CHBC Announces 2021 Board of Directors

    Election of Directors from Black & Veatch, California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative, Community Environmental Services, DasH2energy, Next Hydrogen, and Nikola Corporation SACRAMENTO, Calif. – December 15, 2020 – The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 Board of Directors election from the December 8, 2020 Annual Membership Meeting.

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  • Comments on CARB’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021 Transportation Funding Plan

    On December 4, the CHBC submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Transportation Funding Plan (“TFP”). The CHBC comments expressed the following positions: Oppose expanding weight class of the CVRP because it creates regulatory uncertainty; Support expanding pilot and demonstration programs to include pre-commercial class 3-8 commercial

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  • Comments and Reply Comments on the CPUC OIR Regarding the Self-Generation Incentive Program and Related Issues

    On November 18, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC on the Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Policies, Procedures and Rules for the Self-Generation Incentive Program and Related Issues. The CHBC comments urged the CPUC “to adopt a definition of eligible hydrogen fuel that is broad enough to include and encourage the development of all zero

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  • Reply Comments to the CPUC on the OIR for Reliable Gas Systems in California and Perform Long-Term Gas System Planning

    On November 17, the CHBC submitted reply comments to the CPUC on the Order Instituting Rulemaking to Establish Policies, Processes, and Rules to Ensure Safe and Reliable Gas Systems in California and Perform Long-Term Gas System Planning. The CHBC agreed with several parties who called for greater inclusion of green hydrogen and methanated green hydrogen

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  • Chile 2020 Green Hydrogen Summit Summary

    By Mike Giovanniello and Sarah King, Clean Energy Fellows The Chile 2020 Green Hydrogen Summit, which spanned November 3-4, hosted speakers from across the world in both public and private sectors to discuss the international movement towards a green hydrogen economy and green recovery post-COVID. The conference as a whole highlighted one key point: there

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  • Comments on CPUC R.20-01-007 Track 1A: Reliability Standards and Track 1B: Market Structure and Regulations, Workshop Report and Recommendations

    On November 2, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC on R.20-01-007 Track 1A: Reliability Standards and Track 1B: Market Structure and Regulations, Workshop Report and Recommendations. The CHBC expressed its appreciation that the Workshop Report including a summary of comments in support of hydrogen by Dr. Jeff Reed on behalf of the CHBC at the Track

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