The Hydrogen Economy
from the yet-another-potential-fuel dept
Last week we spoke about air-powered cars, and now we’ve moved on to hydrogen powered cars. Salon is running an interview with Jeremy Rifkin, author of Hydrogen Economy, a book about hydrogen power. The interview discusses new hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars, that act as energy generators as well – so that once you’re back at home, instead of recharging the car, like an electric vehicle, the car can then be used to charge up your house. Rifkin pictures a world where everyone becomes both a buyer and seller of energy (time for a P2P hydrogen exchange, anyone?). Definitely an interesting read, though, I’m always a little skeptical about “wonder” solutions that appear to solve everything.
Comments on “The Hydrogen Economy”
I would be more interested in the idea if it came from somebody else. Rifkin is kook with a history of wrong predictions and bad ideas.
The discounting of Rifkin’s ideas reminds me of the discounting of Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Moon” which laid the framework for its being achieved within a century. CAlifornia is leading the nation to the fuel cell industry. Let us all applaud the Intenet for making knowledge of new technologies as well as the side effects of all pharmaceuticals possible. Do we actually want to be free or do we want to stay stuck in our old diseases? Check out “spirituality.com”.
THE REASON RIFKIN WANTS A HYDROGEN ECONOMY IS THAT
HE FIGURES THIS IS ONE WAY THE PEOPLE CAN HAVE CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN ENERGY SUPPLY,FREE OF GIANT
CORPORATE CONTROL.I’M FOR HYDROGEN MYSELF,BIT I’M AGAINST RIFKIN BECAUSE HE GOES ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY.NORMALLY,RIFKIN SHOULD BE TAKING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE GOVERMENT,FORCING THEM TO ENACT LAWS THAT WOULD ALLOW HYDROGEN TO SUCEED JUST LIKE HE DID WHEN THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY WANTED TO CONDUCT FIELD TESTS OF THEIR PRODUCTS.THE REASON RIFKIN DOESN’T DO THIS IS BECAUSE HE WON’T DO ANYTHING THAT’S GOING TO GET HIM IN TROUBLE WITH THE PEOPLE.HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORKERS AT THE OIL COMPANIES LOSING THEIR JOBS
WHEN HYDROGEN DOES TAKE OVER.HE’D LOOK PRETTY FOOLISH AFTER WRITING THAT BOOK ‘THE END OF WORK’.