Obama Kills Hydrogen Car Funding

25 05 2009

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Buried in news about President Obama’s budget was the news that George W. Bush’s $1.2 billion plan for hydrogen fuel cells was killed Obama, saving taxpayers $100 million a year. Why?

The money was stripped because the president and Steven Chu, his energy secretary, said hydrogen fueled cars are still decades away and that they’d rather concentrate on more immediate energy-saving solutions.

What are the obstacles for hydrogen cars? First and foremost, the cost. Untold billions would be needed to build an infrastructure of hydrogen pipelines and fueling stations. Other problems include hydrogen storage and the production of hydrogen.

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