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Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet

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Publisher Comments:

"President Bush?s remarks in his State-of-the-Union message proposing a big jump in funding for hydrogen and fuel cell research and development are terrific news. It?s imperative that Congress follows through now and makes available those funds.

Aside from the tangible benefits of spending more on an environmentally benign area of energy that for too long has been treated - often condescendingly - like a poor orphan, the political message is of supreme significance. For decades, supporters of hydrogen and other alternative energy fields have argued until they were blue in the face, that the key ingredient missing in moving forward is national political will.

President Bush?s support provides a large measure of that political will." Peter Hoffmann, 31 January 2003

Review:

"This book has everything the reader needs to know about hydrogen?its discovery, the numerous attempts to use it as a fuel, its (quite good) safety record, and the practical and economic difficulties that must be overcome if hydrogen is to realize its potential as a nonpolluting, non-carbon-emitting fuel." Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs

Review:

"Peter Hoffmann has spent a considerable period of time immersed in all things hydrogen, and he is able to communicate well for those new to the field." New Scientist

Synopsis:

How hydrogen—nonpolluting and easy to produce—could become the fuel of the future.

Synopsis:

This title describes research toward a hydrogen-based economy. It presents the history of hydrogen energy and discusses the environmental dangers of continued dependence on fossil fuels.

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andlt;Pandgt;Hydrogen is the quintessential eco-fuel. This invisible, tasteless gas is the most abundant element in the universe. It is the basic building block and fuel of stars and an essential raw material in innumerable biological and chemical processes. As a completely nonpolluting fuel, it may hold the answer to growing environmental concerns about atmospheric accumulation of carbon dioxide and the resultant Greenhouse Effect. In this book Peter Hoffmann describes current research toward a hydrogen-based economy. He presents the history of hydrogen energy and discusses the environmental dangers of continued dependence on fossil fuels.Hydrogen is not an energy source but a carrier that, like electricity, must be manufactured. Today hydrogen is manufactured by "decarbonizing" fossil fuels. In the future it will be derived from water and solar energy and perhaps from "cleaner" versions of nuclear energy. Because it can be made by a variety of methods, Hoffmann argues, it can be easily adapted by different countries and economies. Hoffmann acknowledges the social, political, and economic difficulties in replacing current energy systems with an entirely new one. Although the process of converting to a hydrogen-based economy would be complex, he demonstrates that the environmental and health benefits would far outweigh the costs.andlt;/Pandgt;

Synopsis:

Hydrogen is the quintessential eco-fuel. This invisible, tasteless gas is the most abundant element in the universe. It is the basic building block and fuel of stars and an essential raw material in innumerable biological and chemical processes. As a completely nonpolluting fuel, it may hold the answer to growing environmental concerns about atmospheric accumulation of carbon dioxide and the resultant Greenhouse Effect. In this book Peter Hoffmann describes current research toward a hydrogen-based economy. He presents the history of hydrogen energy and discusses the environmental dangers of continued dependence on fossil fuels.

About the Author

Peter Hoffmann is editor and publisher of The Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter. He is a former Washington correspondent for McGraw-Hill World News and the author of The Forever Fuel: The Story of Hydrogen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262582216
Foreword:
Harkin, Tom
Author:
Harkin, Tom
Foreword by:
Harkin, Tom
Foreword:
Harkin, Tom
Author:
Hoffman, Peter
Author:
Harkin, Tom
Author:
Hoffmann, Peter
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Hydrogen as fuel
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Tomorrow's Energy
Series Volume:
no. S. IV. 1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Review" by , "This book has everything the reader needs to know about hydrogen?its discovery, the numerous attempts to use it as a fuel, its (quite good) safety record, and the practical and economic difficulties that must be overcome if hydrogen is to realize its potential as a nonpolluting, non-carbon-emitting fuel."
"Review" by , "Peter Hoffmann has spent a considerable period of time immersed in all things hydrogen, and he is able to communicate well for those new to the field."
"Synopsis" by , How hydrogen—nonpolluting and easy to produce—could become the fuel of the future.
"Synopsis" by , This title describes research toward a hydrogen-based economy. It presents the history of hydrogen energy and discusses the environmental dangers of continued dependence on fossil fuels.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;Hydrogen is the quintessential eco-fuel. This invisible, tasteless gas is the most abundant element in the universe. It is the basic building block and fuel of stars and an essential raw material in innumerable biological and chemical processes. As a completely nonpolluting fuel, it may hold the answer to growing environmental concerns about atmospheric accumulation of carbon dioxide and the resultant Greenhouse Effect. In this book Peter Hoffmann describes current research toward a hydrogen-based economy. He presents the history of hydrogen energy and discusses the environmental dangers of continued dependence on fossil fuels.Hydrogen is not an energy source but a carrier that, like electricity, must be manufactured. Today hydrogen is manufactured by "decarbonizing" fossil fuels. In the future it will be derived from water and solar energy and perhaps from "cleaner" versions of nuclear energy. Because it can be made by a variety of methods, Hoffmann argues, it can be easily adapted by different countries and economies. Hoffmann acknowledges the social, political, and economic difficulties in replacing current energy systems with an entirely new one. Although the process of converting to a hydrogen-based economy would be complex, he demonstrates that the environmental and health benefits would far outweigh the costs.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , Hydrogen is the quintessential eco-fuel. This invisible, tasteless gas is the most abundant element in the universe. It is the basic building block and fuel of stars and an essential raw material in innumerable biological and chemical processes. As a completely nonpolluting fuel, it may hold the answer to growing environmental concerns about atmospheric accumulation of carbon dioxide and the resultant Greenhouse Effect. In this book Peter Hoffmann describes current research toward a hydrogen-based economy. He presents the history of hydrogen energy and discusses the environmental dangers of continued dependence on fossil fuels.
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