US Energy Facts
Some US and international energy policy facts
- Technology is available today to produce high-MPG, low-emission
vehicles powered by the existing oil
- Technology exists, and is used in Europe to produce diesel fuel that
dramatically reduces emissions from diesel powered
vehicles having significantly better fuel economy than gasoline
- A fuel cell produces energy from a chemical reaction when hydrogen
is combined with oxygen. The only byproduct is water. In recent years,
the cost of fuel cells has dropped sharply. Hydrogen can be produced
from natural gas aboard vehicles or pure
hydrogen can be used, requiring development of a new
supply infrastructure. The catch is that energy is consumed
in the production of pure hydrogen, so some other fuel must
be consumed in the process.
Energy-related web sites
- January 9, 2001 Boston Globe
- January 9, 2002 Associated Press, By H. Josef Hebert - "Bush abandoning high-mileage car program for hydrogen fuel-cell
- January 19, 2002 Boston Globe - "GM gives us glimpse of the fuel-cell future"
- January 18, 2002 Auto Weekly - "Gas-electric Civic rolls" (in Dave Van Sickle's Down the Road column)
Last edited on 11 November 2018 by Scott Shurr.
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