Advisory Committees


The RHA Technical Advisory Committee explores engineering aspects relating to creating, storing, transporting, and consuming climate-neutral fuels from surplus renewable electricity. Technical Committee Chair: Gerry Snow, PERA.


The RHA Policy Advisory Committee explores policy needs and challenges relating to deploying power-to-gas technologies based on renewable electric power. Policy Committee Chair: Michelle Detweiler, Barlow Strategies.


The RHA Commercial Arrangements Advisory Committee explores contractual issues and business practices that necessary to wide-scale deployment. Policy Committee Chair: Evan Ramsey, Bonneville Environmental Foundation


Norway hydrogen fueling station explosion investigation updates (Nel Hydrogen).

Hydrogen is the Fuel of the Future. For Real This Time, IEA Says (Murtaugh, Bloomberg, June 14, 2019).

A Hydrogen-Station Fire in Norway Doesn’t Mean the Fuel Is Inherently Unsafe (Atiyeh, Car & Driver, June 13, 2019)

How hydrogen can offer a clean energy future (Birol, Financial Times, June 4, 2019).

Bolzano orders 12 Solaris hydrogen buses (Green Car Congress, June 1, 2019).

Deal Delivers Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Trucks to Deutsche Post DHL (Danegelis, Environmental Leader, May 31, 2019).

Power systems company to build world’s first 1 GW energy storage project in Utah (Geuss, Ars Technica, May 31, 2019).

Why Norway is Backing Hydrogen as the Key to Decarbonizing Shipping by 2050 (Eason, Lloyd’s List, May 30, 2019)

Hydrogen: the key to a zero-carbon energy system (de Beer, Current News, May 30, 2019)

The POWER Interview: GE Unleashing a Hydrogen Gas Power Future (Patel, Power, May 30, 2019)

U.S., Canada, Japan, Netherlands, and European Commission Launch New Hydrogen Initiative Under The Clean Energy Ministerial (US DOE, May 29, 2019)

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vessels Destined for France and Norway (Marex, The Maritime Executive, May 13, 2019)

London to have world-first hydrogen-powered doubledecker buses (Topham, The Guardian, May 10, 2019).

UPS Hydrogen Trucks are Joining the Company’s Green Fleet (Moore, Hydrogen Fuel News, April 26, 2019).

Portland radio station KXRY interviews RHA Executive Director Ken Dragoon (15:29, April 24, 2019).

The hydrogen fuel strategy behind Nikola’s truck dream (Geuss, Ars Technica, April 20, 2019).

Why Elon Musk is Wrong About Hydrogen (LeSage,, April 18, 2019).

The man who ushered in China’s battery vehicle boom wants to do the same for fuel cells (Huang, Quartz, April 17, 2019).

Washington Utility Eager To Branch Into Hydrogen Fuel Production (Banse, NW News Network, April 15, 2019).

EDF founds hydrogen subsidiary Hynamics (Randall, EDF Press Release, April 6, 2019).

Get Ready For 1.5¢ Renewable Electricity, Steven Chu Says, Which Could Unleash Hydrogen Economy (McMahon, Forbes, April 2, 2019).

Europe Stores Electricity in Gas Pipes (Fairley, Scientific American, April 1, 2019.

Japan: Taking a Lead in Hydrogen (Sen, Chemical Engineer, April 1, 2019)

Beijing Wants 100,000 Fuel Cell Cars by 2025 (Asia Times, Mar, 2019).

Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Part Of The Solution To Reduce Maritime Industry Emissions? (Rajamanickam, Freightwaves, 22 Mar, 2019).

Hydrogenics to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Canada (Hood, Hydrogen Fuel News, 5 Mar, 2019)

How Hydrogen power-to-gas can be ‘clean and profitable’ (Ross, Power Engineering International, 27 Feb, 2019)

Stakeholders Form a Group to Develop, Test Hydrogen Fueling Hardware for HD Trucks (Commercial Carrier Journal, 21 Feb, 2019).

Japan Aiming for 160 Hydrogen Charging Station Locations by Fiscal 2020 (Japan Times, 21 Feb, 2019).

Planned Hydrogen Hub Poses New Industry for the Pilbara (Perera, Pilbara News, 20 Feb, 2019).

Power-to-Gas Crucial for Solar-Based Energy System (Bellini, PV Magazine, 18 Feb, 2019).

H2U to Build Green Hydrogen Facility [13 MW electrolyzer] Near Port Lincoln (Australian Manufacturing, 13 Feb, 2019).

New 100 MW Power-to-Gas Project Planned (Richard, Windpower Monthly, 12 Feb, 2019).

Hyundai Delivers First 2019 NEXO Fuel Cell SUV in Northern California at Capitol Hyundai, San Jose (PR Newswire, 6 Feb, 2019).

China to promote hydrogen vehicles as it did EV cars in 2009 (Max, Hydrogen Fuel News, 1 Feb, 2019).

DiCaprio 100% renewables study finds “green hydrogen” critical to reaching climate goals (Collins, Recharge, 21 Jan, 2019).

Toyota Boss Explains How Fuel Cells Can Achieve Corolla Costs (Schmitt, The Drive, 18 Jan, 2019).

UDOE announces intent to fund projects to enable large scale hydrogen deployment (US DOE, 16 Jan, 2019).

Toyota and Kenworth partnering on fleet of hydrogen trucks (Williams, Hydrogen Fuel News, 10 Jan, 2019).

UK to deploy more than 100 hydrogen trains starting in 2022 (The Times, 7 Jan, 2019).

Shell, Siemens, and TenneT call for offshore wind to produce Hydrogen with fuel cells (Amelang, Clean Energy Wire, 11 Dec, 2018).

Hyundai delivers first hydrogen vehicle to US customer (Williams, Hydrogen Fuel News, 3 Jan, 2019).

Hydrogen future for Australia through National Hydrogen Strategy (Burgess, Gas World, 20 Dec, 2018).

The Role of Green Hydrogen in Global Decarbonization (Brasington, CleanTech Group, 13 Dec, 2018).

Hyundai bets big on hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (Salmon, Asia Times, 12 Dec, 2018)

Six megawatt electrolyzer set to begin operation in 2019 for German steel plant (Science & Technology Research News, 3 Dec, 2018).

Air Liquide announces $150 million liquid hydrogen plant construction to start in 2019 (Houston Chronicle, 30 Nov, 2018).

Green Hydrogen Revolution (Schoentgen, World Economic Forum, 23 Nov, 2018)

San Francisco to build hydrogen ferry (SF Chronicle, 8 Nov, 2018).

Hydrogen Fuel is Back in the Energy Picture (Ensia, Nogrady, 6 Nov, 2018).

Understanding Hydrogen Energy Storage-Interview with Nel Hydrogen’s Steve Szymanski (Rice, AZO Materials, 1 Nov, 2018).

European Union allocates 40 million euros for 600 hydrogen buses (State of Green, 4 Oct, 2018).

Mountain View CA opens hydrogen fueling station, 35 stations now operating in CA and 29 on the way, (Palo Alto Daily Post, 31 Oct, 2018)

Fuel Cell Industry Scaling, (Klippenstein, GTM, 18 Sep 2018).

Hyundai to sell 1,000 hydrogen trucks in Switzerland (19 Sep 2018).

World’s first hydrogen train goes into service (16 Sep 2018).

California Energy Commission issues grant for Renewable Hydrogen Roadmap (5 Sep 2018).

Nel Hydrogen announces expanded 360 MW per year electrolyzer factory, ten times increase in manufacturing capability (3 Sep 2018).

WSU researchers develop less expensive electrolyzer catalyst materials (2 Feb 2018).

Air Liquide and Denmark to build 1.2 MW plant to create hydrogen from surplus renewable energy (3 Sep, 2018).

Royal Dutch Shell’s 2050 study sees hydrogen from renewables as key…

UK study finds 30% of pipeline gas can be hydrogen…

Toyota plans 300 mile heavy duty hydrogen truck on roads in fall…

First hydrogen fueling station in Canada opens in Vancouver…

Toyota to raise production, lower cost of fuel cell vehicles…

Kalama methanol plant proposal—potential for renewable hydrogen?



Power to Gas: Opportunities for Greening the Natural Gas System, Flink Energy Consulting for NW Natural, 2018.

Power System Flexibility Strategic Roadmap, Ecofys for European Copper Institute, 2015. 

The Coming of Electrofuels, David White, Linkedin, March 27, 2018.

Renewable Hydrogen, Fuels, & Chemicals, Gerry Snow, Linkedin, October 13, 2017.



The Role of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Global Energy System; Staffell et al,  Energy & Environmental Science Review, 10 Dec, 2018.

Hydrogen From Renewable Power: Technology Outlook for the Energy Transition, IRENA, Sep 2018.

The Future Cost of Electricity-Based Synthetic Fuels, Agora, 2018.

Gas for Climate: How gas can help to achieve the Paris Agreement target in an affordable way, Ecofys, 2018.

Hydrogen Roadmap (California), EIN, 2018. Hydrogen Scaling Up, Hydrogen Council, 2017.

Electrolyser Future Cost and Performance Study, 2017.

System-Level Power-to-Gas Energy Storage for High Penetrations of Variable Renewables, Lyseng et al, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017.