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President George W. Bush tries out a cell phone powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology during a demonstration of energy technologies at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003. Accompanied by EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman and Department of Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, the President reviewed fuel cell technology in applications ranging from cars to laptop computers. White House photo by Paul Morse.

President Bush's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative

In his State of the Union address, President Bush announced a $1.2 billion hydrogen fuel initiative to reverse America's growing dependence on foreign oil by developing the technology for commercially viable hydrogen-powered fuel cells to power cars, trucks, homes and businesses with no pollution or greenhouse gases.

  • Fuel cells are a proven technology
  • The President's initiatives will overcome key technical and cost barriers for fuel cells
  • America's energy security is threatened by our dependence on foreign oil
  • Hydrogen fuel will help ensure America's energy independence
  • Fuel cells will improve air quality and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Hydrogen is the key to a clean energy future
  • The Hydrogen Fuel Initiative complements President Bush's FreedomCAR initiative
  • President Bush's budget provides strong support for Hydrogen Fuel and FreedomCAR

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