Why Fuel Cells Aren't Likely To Show Up For A While
from the blame-the-government dept
SF Gate is running an interesting opinion piece that basically blames the government for not pushing fuel cell research ahead, suggesting (of course) that this is due to their current association with the big oil companies who would prefer not to see hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars taking away their business. It's an interesting article, and I don't know enough about what's happened in this area to know how much of it is based on fact, and how much on opinion. It does appear that the government has only given a token amount towards such research. I do wonder, however, if the technology really is so much better, if it will really need such federal support - or if it can be brought to market by the companies themselves. I would be interested, though, in opinions on this subject, or pointers to sites with more information.