reply to post by James1982
"Hey I didn't realize this was an Introduction post, sorry for being so harsh I didn't realize! Welcome to ATS don't let me scare you off "
Hey, I'm loving this forum.
"Anyway, like you said Hydrogen would be good in the sense it would be clean compared to fossil fuels. It's just the issue of cost, it's very
expensive because not only do you need to produce the electricity in the first place (that could just directly power a car) but then you have to
produce the hydrogen on top of that. Someone else mentioned the issues with storing and transporting it, which is also true. " Oil too has
it's vices, complications and expenses, but this is where you could market hydrogen, put it on the Mercantile Exchange and sell it as a worthwhile
commodity. Wind and currents are free! So most of your costs are down. But people will, as we can see with oil, pay a premium for energy. I'd be on
the back of that trade.
"If we were able to generate a lot of electricity cheaply, then I think Hydrogen cars could really become a widespread reality. But sadly most of our
electricity is expensive and comes from burning fossil fuels, so it's just such a long chain or production nothing is gained by using Hydrogen."
Use ocean currents and ocean winds. Compete with coal etc and knock it off the market in decades. Drilling, processing, shipping etc oil is still
expensive. The lack of supply makes it even more expensive.
"But we can always hope for a breakthrough to gain efficiency in solar cells, or wind power etc. Or cold fusion I know if my choice was a Hydro car
or electric car, I'd much rather have a Hydrogen one, everything else being equal."
I try to convince people at work etc that energy should be an incidental part of the economy. It shouldn't be controlled like OPEC, speculators and
governments do. It should be made available to power industries and ingenuity, so as not to go through recessions etc. And now governments want to
impose carbon taxes which defeats the whole purpose of getting up in the morning and wanting to work hard at whatever project your working on to make
life better for you, you family, your fellow citizens and the future of mankind.
I'm looking forward to not hearing another government sponsored debate on global warming! Let's just get out there and do the best at what we're
all uniquely good at and not worry about things that will side-track us (worrying about wars, conflicts, energy costs and issues like ozone