Thursday, March 13, 2003

Our Hydrogen Future

From Wired magazine comes this story by Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall, titled "How Hydrogen Can Save America."

Unfortunately, I haven't had time to do more than scan this. I'm posting the link now so I don't forget later. Here's the blurb from the top of the story:
The cost of oil dependence has never been so clear. What had long been largely an environmental issue has suddenly become a deadly serious strategic concern. Oil is an indulgence we can no longer afford, not just because it will run out or turn the planet into a sauna, but because it inexorably leads to global conflict. Enough. What we need is a massive, Apollo-scale effort to unlock the potential of hydrogen, a virtually unlimited source of power. The technology is at a tipping point. Terrorism provides political urgency. Consumers are ready for an alternative. From Detroit to Dallas, even the oil establishment is primed for change. We put a man on the moon in a decade; we can achieve energy independence just as fast. Here's how.
Very thought-provoking and challenging stuff.

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