The Hydrogen Age: Empowering a Clean-energy Future

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Gibbs Smith, 2007 - Nature - 370 pages
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Hydrogen is the energy of the future. The book presents the history of energy, especially of oil and coal and discusses the problems that exist with continuing to use those resources. Hydrogen stands out as the best alternative to traditional polluting fossil fuels for many reasons-it can be produced without pollution, is nontoxic and noncorrosive, and we can never run out of it. It is as safe as or safer than the fuels we currently use and can be made virtually anywhere. The Hydrogen Age explains this promising fuel, shows how it can be harnessed to serve virtually all of our energy needs, and reveals why hydrogen is destined to become the clean, safe, renewable fuel of choice for the future.
  

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Contents

The Way Forward
2
Where Weve Been Where We Are
18
Todays Fossil Energy Beast
30
The Back End of the Beast
48
The Emerging Picture
70
Natures Way
98
The Matter of Safety
110
Making Hydrogen
126
Flying Hydrogen
248
Riding the Rails
264
On the Waterways
276
The Internet of Energy
288
Misconceptions
298
Making It Happen
308
An Empowering Vision
326
SUGGESTED READING
344

Putting Hydrogen to Work
150
Hydrogen in Space
164
Hydrogen at Home at Work at Play
190
Driving on Hydrogen
204
Bypassing the Chicken and Egg
230
RECOMMENDED WEB SITES
346
BIBLIOGRAPHY
347
INDEX
362
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Geoffrey Holland has been making videos about renewable energy since 1995. He was awarded a television Emmy for informational Programming for his production, RENEWABLE POWER: EARTH'S CLEAN ENERGY DESTINY. He has written and directed many videos on hydrogen energy for general as well as specialized technical audiences. His most recent documentary, produced in association with The Worldwatch Institute, was THE HYDROGEN AGE. Bill Hoagland has more than 30 years experience in engineering and energy research. He joined the Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado in 1978, which later became the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Over a period of 16 years, he managed research and development programs for the U.S. Department of Energy in solar thermal processes, solar materials, biomass energy, alcohol fuels, and biotechnology engineering development.

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