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mastermariner

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:32:37 PM

As hydrogen fuel cell vehicles continue to roll out in increasing numbers, the infrastructure for fueling them must expand as well. To this end, a new project launched by the Energy Department and led by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work in support of H2USA, the public private partnership introduced in 2013 by the Energy Department and industry stakeholders to address the challenge of hydrogen infrastructure.

By focusing on these aspects of the hydrogen fueling infrastructure, the effort hopes to accelerate and support the widespread deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Watch this new Energy 101 video to learn more about how fuel cell electric vehicles work.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 2:40:13 PM

this will make or break widespread use of this technology.
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comprof
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:50:10 AM

Hmmmmmmmmm
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:48:37 AM


This is long overdue and you can be sure the oil industry will fight this with all its formidable resources since hydrogen is abundant and renewable.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:43:54 PM

could improve their sales
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loboso
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:15:41 PM

in a targeted area
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dudleydog
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:12:11 PM

what does widespread really mean?
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llbandit51
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:07:56 PM

ok
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:05:14 PM

OK
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:53:18 PM

ok
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:48:33 PM

like it!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:45:01 PM

Good news.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:46:37 PM

of course the biggset stumbling block will be $$$...There has to be enough demand to justify the build out....
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:38:42 PM

It will take time and money. Are they willing to see it through?
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easydriver11
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:30:16 PM

wow
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:30:01 PM

Hydrogen infrastructure is redundant, when we already have an electrical grid. The hydrogen energy use might change to another venue though.
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hmw10284
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:49:00 PM

More welfare for the rich. This will cost 100s of millions of dollars (possibly a billion or more if the current scope increases) for less than 1/10 of 1 percent of cars on the road today. Even if all the H@ cars promised for 2014-2020 hit the road as scheduled it will be less than 1/10th of 1 percent of the cars on the road.

So who benefits from all these tax dollars thrown down another "green" rabbit hole? Any car manufacturer that makes a fuel cell powered car. In essence this is just more corporate welfare. You will note the article states "the effort hopes to accelerate and support the widespread deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles". Even after all this money is spent there is no guarantee there will be any significant increase in H@ vehicles. Why? Because they will cost far more than the average consumer will be able to afford. Think Tesla. At least Tesla is paying for their own network of charging stations so in effect the cost of the charging stations is being paid for by Tesla owners. This boondoggle will be paid for by every tax paying citizen even those who can not afford a pricey H2 vehicle.

Tax payers will also help the already rich buy their cars by funding a portion of the purchase of these expensive cars. Think Tesla and Volt and Leaf etc.



[Edited by: hmw10284 at 5/1/2014 12:53:26 PM EST]
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andy1024
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:47:54 PM

Good to hear.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:37:48 PM

sounds promising
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:37:15 PM

...nothing there yet...
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99church
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:36:57 PM

this sounds promising
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