reply to post by James1982
"Using wind farms, solar, or wave power to produce hydrogen, which then fuels cars would work this is very true! This would be a much cleaner way to
power our vehicles."
"BUT, and this is the important part. If you had an electric car, and took that energy you produced via wind, solar, waves, you would have more
energy, because producing hydrogen does nothing but change 100 "units" of electrical energy into less than 100 "units" of hydrogen energy."
So by this reasoning electricity, channeled into car battery cells, would be a more worthwhile energy source.
I really do think I get it. My original comments were not just about the fuel itself. It was about the need to have a better fuel than petrol or gas.
I really can't see many nations going to war over an abundant and better fuel source that any country could produce. Both world wars had something to
do with controlling oil reserves and so did many other wars.
Fuel should be an incidental part of an economy. It should not be controlled like it is and stifle growth and cause inflation and lots of the
conflicts we're now seeing around the world.
If ocean-wind power and ocean current power doesn't really cost much (once it's up and running) and if there is plenty of hydrogen around in oceans,
then what is the real problem? Won't you have enough hydrogen through this processes to last a lot longer than the age of oil? Isn't there enough
wind and hydrogen to last and last? Are you really going to worry that more (abundant) energy from wind/currents went into producing energy from
hydrogen, that's abundant too? Really? When it is basically there (wind, currents, hydrogen)?
Just think of the costs associated with oil; political, economic, inflationary, wars etc etc.