In welcoming China as a new member, IEA HIA Chairman Stefan Oberholzer (Swiss Federal Office of Energy), emphasized the crucial role that this vast and populous nation can play in advancing clean energy and reducing emissions. "According to the IEA, China accounted for 40% of global renewable capacity growth in 2014. Given the sheer magnitude of China's energy needs, her interest in the research and application of hydrogen can have a profound impact not only on fostering use of hydrogen and renewable energy, but also on mitigating climate change."
About the IEA HIA
The IEA HIA, an IEA Technology Collaboration Programme, is a treaty-based organization working to accelerate hydrogen implementation and widespread utilization on a global basis through R,D&D cooperation and information exchange. In addition to new member China, IEA HIA membership includes 21 countries and the Commission of the European Union, as well as private sector companies, a German public-private partnership dedicated to hydrogen and fuel cells, and an international non-profit association. For more information about the IEA HIA, a premier global resource for technical expertise in hydrogen R,D&D, visit www.ieahia.org.
Mary-Rose de Valladares, IEA HIA Manager - email@example.com or +1 301 634 7423
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SOURCE International Energy Agency Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (IEA HIA)