I was reading this morning that California is being agressive in building Hydrogen filling stations. That Honda, Hyundai and Nissen are building Hydrogen passenger vehicles for the Ca. market. This is a good thing. Electric cars are doomed.
Here in south Louisiana, Apache Energy is builing a number of CNG filling stations because of the commitment from municipalities and operators of large delivery fleets to convert to CNG. Honda is also building CNG passenger vehicles.
Hydrogen is much cleaner burning than CNG. Yet, our natural gas reserves are the largest in the world.
Should our National Energy Policy be to support CNG for commercial vehicles and Hydrogen for passenger vehicles or continue the same path as we are now on? I am all for letting the Free Market decide but until the market can decide, it needs some direction. Direction would help in weaning us off of massive oil consumption much sooner. And, since we have never had a real energy policy, is this something our Dept Of Energy should get involved with?
The Dept Of Energy has been worthless since inception. My feeling is that if they can't lead on this issue, then lets do away with them all together.