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  •  I think you will find that it takes more energy to (1+ / 0-)
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    produce the system than you would ever get back out of the system.  The Hydrogen Fuel Cell was invented in 1839. It is as old as the steam engine. If it was so efficient we would have started using it a long time ago.  We will never have the rare metals and infrastructure to put such a complex system in place. We don't have enough oil to build all the cars needed to replace the gas powered cars we now have across the globe. Where are people going to get the money to buy a new car. The government can't even borrow enough money to pay for Social Security.

    The Department of Energy use to say that Nuclear Energy would produce so much Electricity it would be too cheap to meter. The DOE have been misstating the worlds oil reserves for forty years, their press releases are just a bunch of "feel good" propaganda. It is all about trying to stop panic and protect the rich's real estate investment in the exburbs.

    We are not going to find some magical way to power automobiles and save Suburbia. There is not enough Oil left to make the forty years transition to Fuel Cell Cars. As a country, we need to face the fact the we cannot spend the money on these insane wars, still pay our citizens their social security that has been promised, and transition to a new form of transport energy. We don't have the money or oil to do it.

    We need to have a sensible energy policy. Its called  "Conservation". We cannot continue to have 100,000 cars in a city driving 50 miles to work everyday with one occupant in each car. It is not sustainable. And the last thing we need right now is the government telling us just to hang in there we have all this technology coming down the pipe that is going to save you.  

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