A double award for Canada at the twentieth annual World Energy Congress in Rome, Italy, sees the nation commended for its leadership in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with an award to British Columbia's Hydrogen Highway program winning the Technical Achievement Award. The International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy (IPHE) has also elected Canada as its new chair. "The Government of Canada is proud to be recognized on the world stage for our work on the BC Hydrogen Highway," said Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Gary Lunn. "Canada is doing what it takes to be a world leader in the fight against climate change and in the development of clean energy. The development of Hydrogen fuel cell technologies is part of our balanced plan aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants and encouraging our economic growth."