|2005||Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005|
- Directed Energy Secretary to "conduct a research and development program—in consultation
with other federal agencies and the private sector—on technologies related to the
production, purification, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen energy, fuel
cells, and related infrastructure."
|2004||FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Plan|
- Partnership plan for DOE, USCAR, and industry efforts to advance research and development
of affordable hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and a national hydrogen infrastructure.
|2003||President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative|
- President George W. Bush announced "$1.2 billion in research funding so that America
can lead the world in developing clean, hydrogen-powered automobiles."
|2002||Founding Agreement for FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership|
- Partnership between DOE and USCAR to advance research for affordable hydrogen fuel
|2001||National Energy Policy |
- Directed Energy Secretary to "develop next generation technology—including hydrogen."
|1996||Hydrogen Future Act of 1996|
- Specified funding levels for Hydrogen Program.
- Specified evaluation of integrating fuel cells with photovoltaic systems for hydrogen
production or with systems for hydrogen production from solid waste via gasification.
|1992||Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992|
- Directed Energy Secretary to "develop and implement a comprehensive program of research
development, and demonstration of fuel cells and relate systems for transportation
|1990||Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development and Demonstration Act of 1990|
- Developed five-year management plan for hydrogen R&D.
- Established Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel (HTAP) to advise Secretary of Energy.
- Transferred Hydrogen Program to US DOE.
|1987||Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Program|
- Expanded to include fuel cell R&D activities.
|1976||Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1976 |
- Created to "encourage and support accelerated research into and development of electric
and hybrid vehicle technologies..."
- Authorized the Hydrogen Program (managed by National Science Foundation).
- US DOE established the Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Program.
|1977||US Department of Energy (US DOE) created. |
- Transferred AAPSP to US DOE.
|1970s||Advanced Automotive Propulsion System Program (AAPSP) created (USEPA) |
- Developed advanced propulsion alternatives to internal combustion engines and evaluated
the performance of alternative fuels in vehicles.