Hydrogen can be stored and supplied through the same system that now delivers natural gas, and it can be stored in depleted natural gas fields and in similar geological formations throughout North America.
A conventional atomic or fossil-fueled central power plant can only deliver about one-third of the fuel's energy in the form of electricity.
A substantial part of the expense in building and operating a power plane (and thus a substantial part of your electric bill is devoted to getting rid of heat from wasted energy.
Placing Hydrogen-fueled generating plants at the site where energy is needed provides the opportunity to utilize much of the energy that is now thrown away by conventional power plants.
Because Hydrogen is pollution free, small personal or local power plants could be designed to utilize the energy we now throw away. We could at least double energy utilization compared to present practices. These power plants could be mass-produced so the cost per kilowatt will be less than that of large conventional power plants.
A Hydrogen power plant could supply much of our personal high-quality water requirements. One pound of hydrogen makes nine pounds of water.
A Solar-Hydrogen powered heat pump could cool your house in summer and heat it in winter.
Hydrogen fuel cells are better than batteries for powering an electric automobile.
The United States could provide full employment and make the transition to Hydrogen fuel by the year 2010. The Hydrogen-Economy will create millions of new high-quality jobs in the U.S.
Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Russia lead the world in development of Hydrogen fuel and its applications. Mercedes and BMW have experimental fleets of hydrogen-powered automobiles. Japanese automakers are testing hydrogen-powered cars. Where is the United States?
Using a small portion of our land area, we can manufacture enough Solar-Hydrogen to supply the entire energy requirements of the United States.
Did you know that any of the following states could eventually be richer (produce more wealth) than Saudi Arabia by making and selling Solar-Hydrogen? California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, or Texas could provide endless supplies of Solar-Hydrogen for the U.S. and other countries.
Hydrogen can be manufactured by using solar energy and water. It can also be produced from wind energy or hydro-electricity and water. When it is produced from renewable energy based on the sun it is called "Solar-Hydrogen".
Solar-Hydrogen is a non-polluting renewable energy carrier. Hydrogen burned as a fuel produces only water and traces of oxides of nitrogen. Water and oxides of nitrogen are natural in our atmosphere. Rain storms produce both.
Hydrogen could be cost competitive at $0.75 per gallon equivalent of gasoline. Solar engine gensets hold the world efficiency record for converting solar energy to electricity. Using the electricity to make hydrogen is 30 times more efficient than the best green plant's photosynthesis process. Earth's human population of 5.2 billion cannot wait for another "dinosaur age" to replenish fossil fuels. We can do better.
Hydrogen is safer than gasoline or propane. Hydrogen is 14-times lighter than air. If leaked it escapes upward.
If liquid Hydrogen is spilled it will quickly evaporate and leave no pollution.
Hydrogen can be stored at room temperature in a solid hydride material under little or no pressure, and in a volume that is less than if it were a super-cold liquid.
Existing automobiles can right now, today be economically converted to burn hydrogen fuel.
Burning Hydrogen does not contribute to the Greenhouse Effect. In fact, going to a Hydrogen-Economy will reverse the Greenhouse Effect. Hydrogen is naturally produced by plants and animals. Hydrogen is non toxic.
Over $5 worth of carbon products can be made from a gallon of gasoline. The Hydrogen left over could be used in cars to clean the air. We should not burn petrocarbons and deny future generations of opportunities to use fossil reserves to make diamonds, carbon-filter products that are stronger than steel, and countless other new products.
It is less expensive to transport Hydrogen across the continent than an equal amount of electrical energy. Hydrogen is the safest and most economical choice for moving energy across the oceans.
For More Information Contact:
The American Hydrogen Assn. The Light Party P.O. Box 15075 20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite A-156 Phoenix, AZ 85060 Mill Valley, CA 94941 (602) 921-0433 (415) 381-2357
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