Thursday, October 26, 2006

Joe delivers again, fuel cell edition

posted October 26th

Joe joined with Chris Dodd today to announce $10 million in new federal funding for Connecticut’s fuel cell industry. Here’s the press release that the two Senate offices put out earlier:

WASHINGTON - Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) announced that the University of Connecticut’s Global Fuel Cell Center and Connecticut-based United Technologies (UTC) Power received today more than $10 million in research and development grants from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Global Fuel Cell Center received $1.9 million for research into the effects of impurities on fuel-cell performance and durability. UTC Power received two awards, of $6.4 million and $2 million, for the development of advanced seals and cathode catalysts for use in fuel cells. Title VIII of the Energy Policy Act, enacted in August 2005, authorized the Energy Department to award the grants today.

“As the hub of this country’s advanced fuel-cell industry, Connecticut is benefiting justifiably from the federal funding that last year’s energy bill authorized for fuel-cell development grants and other fuel-cell incentives,” Lieberman said. “Today’s grants represent just a small fraction of the federal support that Connecticut’s clean-energy research centers and companies stand to receive under that law. I will continue fighting for federal funds that protect Connecticut jobs while helping to make the U.S. energy independent.”

Fuel cells use hydrogen and oxygen to generate pollution-free electricity (water and heat are the only byproducts). They can power small portable devices, buildings, and vehicles. Connecticut is an important hub of the emerging fuel-cell industry. The state is home to fuel-cell technology companies such as UTC Power, Fuel Cell Energy, and Proton Energy Systems, and the University of Connecticut’s fuel-cell research program is widely respected.
Posted by: Eric Blankenbaker on 10/26/2006 at 3:21 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This type of award, at this time in an election cycle, is the most grotesque form of political corruption known ... using our money to get re-elected. It's happening at every level, in almost every town in CT as well as statewide. Disgusting, filthy pigs!

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lieberman's love of pork is ruining this state. It's time to remove him from the senate. Lieberman needs a cushy lobbying job - he does too much damage as a senator.

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Joe LIE-man is kosher ......did u say PORK?

How about a bridge to that barge in Long island Sound as well? Now if Joe can bring home that (bring home? He is not even living in CT much anymore - he just need the people of CT to send him to live in DC for there is where the money is to be made) ...then we know that he is truly in the major league - same place as J Abramoff

6:29 AM  
Blogger gchaucer2 said...

Is UTC one of his donors? Must be a tough one to link himself to Dodd when Dodd has endorsed his opponent.

10:34 AM  

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