On February 16th, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute help a briefing on Capitol Hill on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Development. It may be useful for you to see theĀ  information and ideas that federal policymakers heard. Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA) kicked off the session and Ruth Cox (President and Executive Director, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) served as moderator. There were four speakers, who discussed the state of the fuel cell industry and trends related to hydrogen energy development. They primarily focused on transportation applications, with an emphasis on California perspectives. The speakers were Tim Brown (Technical Manager, National Fuel Cell Research Center), Tom Cackette (Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board), Catherine Dunwoody (Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership), and Anthony Eggert (Member, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy; former Commissioner, California Energy Commission). You can access their presentations and a session summary at http://www.eesi.org/fuel-cell-and-hydrogen-energy-development-16-feb-2011.