The Department of Energy will have more than $100 million for fuel cell related programs in the new fiscal year, $10 million above the President's request. The money is contained in the Interior Appropriation bill signed by President Clinton on Wednesday. "We hope this marks a watershed for fuel cell funding," said Robert Rose, executive director of Breakthrough Technologies Institute/Fuel Cells 2000. "This is the first time in recent memory that Congress fully funded the Department of Energy's fuel cell research budget. The program additions are all the more evidence that the promise of fuel cells is finally being recognized."